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1) Application of a Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) Twin Sensor for Selective Label-free Immunoassay to Simultaneous Antigen-antibody Reactions

    Naoki Mizutani, Sergiy Korposh, Roman Selyanchyn, Shunichi Wakamatsu, and Seung-Woo Lee, pp.1-9

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2) Effect of Surface Modification on SrTiO3 Thick films: Room Temperature H2S Gas Sensor

    D. D. Kajale, V. B. Gaikwad, S. D. Shinde, D. N. Chavan, Ganesh E. Patil, V. P. Patil, G. H. Jain, pp.10-21

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3) Mechanistic Modeling, Simulation and Control of Humidity Sensor Characteristics

    Vinod Kumar Khanna, pp.22-35

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4) Internal Noises in MOS/EIS, MOSFET/ISFET Structures & Light Addressable Potentiometric Sensors

    Ferdinand Gasparyan and Vladimir Aroutiounian, pp.36-46

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5) Properties and Gas Sensing Mechanism Study of CTO Thin Films as Ethanol Sensor

    Ganesh E. Patil, D. D. Kajale, V. B. Gaikwad, N. K. Pawar, G. H. Jain, pp.47-58

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6) Tungsten Oxide Pellet Sensor to Detect H2S Gas at Room Temperature

    Rajendra. S. Khadayate and Pruthwiraj. R. Patil, pp.59-65

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7) Electrical Conductivity Effect for Grafted Polystyrene at Different Grafting and Gamma Dose

    Muhammed Mizher Radhi, Mahmood Radhi Jobayr and Atheer Awad Mehde, pp.66-73

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8) Studies on Gas Sensing Performance of (Sn0.2Ti0.8)O2 Thick Film Resistor

    P. D. Hire, V. B. Gaikwad, N. U. Patil, R. M. Chaudhari, R. L. Patil, G. H. Jain, pp.74-84

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9) Voltammetric Determination of Fluoride Ion Using Galvanostaticaly Grown Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Film

    Prerna Aggarwal, Suman Singh, Sajeela Awasthi, Alok Srivastava, M. L. Singla, pp.85-94

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10) Influence of Reduction in the Heat of Adsorption on Noise Characteristics of Sensors

     Vardan Paremuzyan, Vladimir Aroutiounian, pp.95-103

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11) Room Temperature Liquefied Petroleum Gas Sensing Polymer (n-polypyrrole/p-polyaniline) Based Heterojunction

     S. V. Patil, P. R. Deshmukh, C. D. Lokhande, pp.104-114

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12) Study of the Phenomena of Transport in the Hg0.8Cd0.2Te Substrate of n-type by the Monte Carlo Method

     Moughli Hassane, Belghachi Abderrahmane, Daoudi Mebarka, 115-122

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13) Preparation and Study of H2S Gas Sensing Behavior of ZnFe2O4 Thick Film Resistors

     S. V. Bangale, S. R. Bamane, pp.123-136

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14) Glass Surface Functionalized with Polyaniline as a Fast Responding Humidity Sensor

     H. M. P. C. K. Herath, E. K. C. Pradeep, M. K. Jayananda, J. K. D. S. Jayanetti, V. Kapaklis, D. P.Dissanayake, pp.137-144

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15) Electrical and Humidity Sensing Study of Nanocrtsyallite Mg-Cd Ferrites

     Ashok B. Gadkari, Tukaram J. Shinde, Pramod N. Vasambekar, pp.145-154

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16) Nanocrystalline Tin Oxide to be Applied in a Gas Sensor

     Mario F. Bianchetti, Ines Bracko, Sreco Davor Skapin, Noemí E. Walsöe de Reca, pp.155-164

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17) Preparation and Study of Acetone Gas Sensing Behavior of Nanocrystalline LaCrO3 Thick Film

     S. M. Khetre, C. J. Khilare, V. S. Shivankar, S. R. Bamane, pp.165-175

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18) Nanostructured MgFe2O4 Thick Film Resistors as Ethanol Gas Sensors Operable at Room Temperature

     S. V. Bangale, S. R. Bamane, pp.176-188

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19) Growth of Well Aligned Tin Oxide Nanotubes by a Sol-gel Method

     Mario Bianchetti, Marjeta Macek-Krzmanc, Sreko D. Skapin and Noemí E. Walsöe de Reca, pp.189-198

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20) Recent Advances in Amperometric Acetylcholinesterase Biosensor

     Xia Sun, Chen Zhai, Xiangyou Wang, 199-214

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21) Stability Evaluation of Protein Coating for Sensing: an Application to Silicon Based Lab-on-chip Device

     Salvatore Petralia and Giorgio Ventimiglia, pp.215-225

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22) Gold Nanoparticles/Chitosan Dual-Layer Membranes Modified Acetylcholinesterase Biosensor

     Xia Sun, Chen Zhai, Xiangyou Wang, pp.226-234

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23) Linear Non Iterative Sinusoidal Fitting Algorithm for Microbial Impedance Biosensor

     Marco Grossi, Massimo Lanzoni, Roberto Lazzarini and Bruno Riccò, pp.235-244

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24) Dielectric Measurement Techniques of Biological Tissue: A Review on Electrodes Perspective

     Ruzairi Abdul Rahim, Zulkarnay Zakaria, Maliki Ibrahim, Muhammad Saiful Badri Mansor, Siti Zarina Mohd. Muji, Nor Muzakkir Nor Ayub, pp.245-253

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25) Rapid Detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Using Competitive Exchange of Fluorescent Surrogate Modified Surfaces in Liquid Media

     Michael J. Anderson, Andmorgan R. Fisher, Alex Ly, Evangelyn C. Alocilja and Clint B. Smith, pp.254-262

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Mass Flow Sensors Establish New Performance Standards


San Jose, CA February 23, 2011 – Posifa Microsystems, Inc., a leader in Advanced MEMS Sensor Development, stepped out of “stealth-mode” today to officially unveil its new line of improved Mass Air Flow Sensors. The PMFc3000 family, which is a pin compatible upgrade to the Honeywell AWM3000 series, incorporates the latest MEMS and microelectronics innovations. By replacing the common “membrane-cavity” structure with a proprietary “solid-state” thermal isolation process, Posifa’s sensors bring new levels of reliability to their customer’s applications, thus eliminating field failures associated with pressure shock and contamination that have for years has plagued other manufacturers ...


POSIFA Microsystems, Inc.

1925 Zanker Road, San Jose,

CA 95112, USA

Tel: 1-650-646-5788

E-mail: info@posifamicrosystems.com

Web: http://www.posifamicrosystems.com/

Mass Air Flow Sensors



New Wifi Sensors to Connect Directly to Cloud Servers and iPhone/Android Platforms


Zaragoza, Spain – February 23th, 2012 – Libelium, a technology leader in wireless sensor networks for Smart Cities solutions announces the launch of the new Wifi module for the Waspmote sensor platform. The new radio module adds an extra layer of intelligence to the nodes allowing them to send the collected data to any web server in the Cloud. The Wifi sensor nodes will also be capable of sending data to any iPhone or Android device nearby by creating direct links with them ...


Libelium Comunicaciones Distribuidas S. L.,

María de Luna 11, nave 5 '

Instalaciones CEEIARAGON

C.P: 50018, Zaragoza (Spain)

Tel: +34 976 54 74 92

Fax: +34 976 73 37 19

Web: http://www.libelium.com

Wifi module for the Waspmote sensor platform



Piezoresistive OEM Pressure Transducers


SS1XX Series OEM Pressure Transducer is the most important product in Sendo which is OEM tested, High accuracy, long term stability, Good repeatability, has been wildly used in Pneumatics and hydraulics systems, Sanitary, Industrial, Oil field and many other automation industry. The transducer uses a high-sensitivity piezoresistive silicon chip as sensing component, which is protected against ambient influences by a stainless steel(316L) housing sealed with a concentrically corrugated diaphragm.The Housing is filled with silicone oil so that to ensure the transfer of the pressure from the diaphragm to the sensing component ...


Ninghai Sendo International Trading Co., Ltd

No62, Xinghai Road, Yuelong Street, 315600 Ninghai, China


E-mail: cain.chen@sendo-sensor.com

Website: http://www.sendo-sensor.com

OEM Pressure Transducers



PiezoStar Triaxial Accelerometer with Ultra Low Temperature Sensitivity


Kistler's Type 8766A features Kistler's unique PiezoStar crystal element, providing exceptional performance in operational testing over dynamic test conditions. Ideal applications for Type 8766A include structural analysis for automotive under the hood and under the vehicle testing as well as subsystem vibration testing for aerospace applications. This miniature and light weight, triaxial accelerometer series is ideally suited for multiple structural analysis on small components or subsystems as well as full vehicle testing for aviation, space, automotive as well as a wide range of general test structures ...


Bill Zwolinski
Test & Measurement Business Unit Manager
Kistler North America
Tel.: +716.812.9933

E-mail: bill.zwolinski@kistler.com

8766A Accelerometer



Linear Position Hall Effect Sensor with Short 0 mm to 10 mm Electrical Strokes


Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has released a new linear position sensor featuring non-contacting Hall effect technology. Covering short electrical strokes to 10 mm max and available with a spring return system, the 20 LHE is optimized for applications in harsh environments requiring long-life sensors. The Hall effect technology of the new 20 LHE gives it the ability to perform in conditions involving high-frequency vibrations up to 20 G and shocks up to 50 G. With a long life of 10 million cycles, the device is ideal for short stroke measurements in industrial applications including tillers heads for forklift steering; tractor gear shifts; truck tilt sensors; and pressure measurement and pedal displacement systems ...


Andrew Post

Senior Manager

Global Communications

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Tel.: 1 610 251-5287, fax: 1 610 889-9429

E-mail: andrew.post@vishay.com

Linear Position Hall Effect Sensor



Spacemag Magnetometer for use in Space is Scheduled for Launch


Spacemag, Bartington Instruments’ first magnetometer for use in space, is to be carried in a satellite designed by the Instituto Universitario de Microgravedad ‘Ignacio Da Riva’ of Spain’s Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (IDR/UPM). The satellite, UPMSAT-2, is being manufactured and assembled by IDR/UPM and will be launched into a low earth polar orbit by the end of the first quarter of 2013. Spacemag will be fitted to the satellite and will collect in-flight magnetic field information ...


Tom Simcox

Technical Sales Executive,

Bartington Instruments

Tel.: +44 (0) 1993 706565

E-mail: tom.simcox@bartington.com

pacemag Magnetometer



New DC Voltage Transducers for Process Control and Utility Solar Applications


Magnelab announces the first DC Voltage Sensor that is rated for use to 1000 V. The DVT1000 fits a growing need for isolated high voltage DC monitoring in process control and alternative energy such as solar. The DVT1000 Voltage Transducer combines high accuracy and rugged environmental specs in a small DIN package for ease of installation. With a range of up to 1000VDC input and low current requirements, the DVT1000 can be used in solar combiner boxes as well as SCR DC motor applications ...


Sam Seyfi

Magnelab, Inc.

600 Weaver Park Rd

Longmont, CO 80501

Tel.: 303-772-9100, fax: 303-772-9400

E-mail: SSeyfi@magnelab.com

DVT1000 Voltage Transducer



New wireless telemetry pulse acquisition module


Leading electronic instrumentation manufacturer Mantracourt has announced the release of its new wireless telemetry pulse acquisition module. The T24-PA wireless pulse acquisition module is designed for the collection and processing of pulse related measurements. This includes the measurement between pulses to provide outputs in Hz, RPM and Period as well as actual pulse counting. Miniature in size, the device transmits on license-free 2.4GHz, avoiding local radio interference to ensure data integrity and security. The T24-PA wireless pulse measuring device is also available in IP rated enclosures ...


Scarlett McGrath

Marketing Coordinator


Tel.: +44(0)1395 232020

E-mail: marketing@mantracourt.co.uk

Web: http://www.mantracourt.co.uk/

Wireless telemetry pulse acquisition module T24-PA


Magnetic Rotary Position Sensors


ASM Sensors Inc., offers the extension of the POSIROTR family of magnetic rotary position sensors, the PRAS20/PRAS21 series for use in the medical equipment industry. This non-contact position sensor uses an external position magnet to reliably provide an absolute output signal over a 0 to 360 degree measurement range ...


Siegfried Baier

Marketing Manager ASM Sensors, Inc. / ASM GmbH

ASM Sensors, Inc.

650W. Grand Ave., Unit 205

Elmhurst, IL 60126, USA

Tel.: 1-(630)-832 3202, fax: 1-(630)-832 3204

E-mail: info@asmsensors.com

Magnetic rotary position sensors PRAS20/PRAS21 series



World’s Smallest, Multi-axis Gravity Sensors


Plano, TX and Rio Rancho, NM, February 7, 2012 - Symphony Sensors, Inc., formerly operating as Symphony Acoustics, has announced the development of the world’s smallest, multi-axis gravity sensors. With a resolution of a few microGal (1 microGal equals 1 billionth of the force of gravity at the Earth’s surface), a wide dynamic range and ability to operate at any orientation, these devices are suitable for myriad applications within geophysical instrumentation and exploration, oilfield services, homeland security, civil infrastructure monitoring and other markets ...


Michael Camp

Symphony Sensors,Inc.

Tel.: +1.469.877.6791

E-mail: mcamp@symphonysensors.com



Silicon Photonics Biosensor Chips


San Francisco, Calif. and Leuven, Belgium - Imec and Genalyte announce that they have successfully developed and produced a set of disposable silicon photonics biosensor chips to be used in Genalyte diagnostic and molecular detection equipment. The chips combine imec's standard silicon photonic waveguide devices with bio-compatible modifications jointly developed by imec and Genalyte. These chips allow for high levels of multiplexed biosensing due to the high integration level of Si photonics ...


Hanne Degans,

External Communications Officer,

Tel.: +32 16 28 17 69,

Mobile: +32 486 065 175

E-mail: Hanne.Degans@imec.be




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