Beyond Human Senses: Technologies, Strategies, Opportunities, And New Responsibilities.- Lensfree On-Chip Fluorescence Microscopy for High-throughput Imaging of Bio-Chips.- New Affinity Biosensors as Diagnostic Tools for Tumour Marker Analysis.- An Electromechanical Generator Implanted in Human Total Knee Prosthesis.- Low Cost Inkjet Printed Sensors.- Infrared a Key Technology for Security Systems.- Development of Nanostructured Electrode Coatings for Amperometric Sensors.- Porphyrin Electropolymers as Opto-Electrochemical Probe for the Detection of Red-Ox Analytes.- Smart Flow Sensors Based on Advanced Packaging Techniques Applied to Single Chip Sensing Devices.- Analysis of Plasmonic-Photonic Resonances In Hybrid Metallo-Dielectric Quasi-Crystals.- PMMA Nanoparticles for Potential Intracellular Nanosensing and Nanodelivery.- Multichannel Fluorimeter for Bio-Sensor Applications on Environmental Field.- Optical Biochips for Biomarkers-IgM Complexes Codetermination in Hepatocellular Carcinoma.- Toward a Compact Instrument for Detecting Drug Precursors in Different Environments.- Hepcidin Detection by Affinity Based Sensing: a Possible Application in Clinical and Anti-Doping Analysis.- Gas Sensing Characterization by Magneto-Optic Surface Plasmon Resonance Technique.- Coupling Nanotechnology to Optical Affinity Sensing: the Case of Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging for DNA Detection.- Bloch Surface Waves on Dielectric Photonic Crystals for Biological Sensing.- Catalase Opee Operating in High Hydrophobic Solvent: Mechanism and Applications.- Effective Antibody Anchoring on Gold Plate by Ultra-Short Uv Pulses.- Nanoparticles and nanocomposites in electrochemical sensing area.- A Superoxide Dismutase Biosensor for Measuring the Antioxidant Capacity of Blueberry Based Integrators.- Immunosensor Suitable for Inflammatory Testing in Cattle.- Potentiometric Sensors Based On Molecular Imprinted Polymers.- Advances in the Definition of a Drop-Based Functionalization Protocol for CMOS-Compatible Mems Biosensors.- Use of Screen-Printed Electrodes in the Determination of Some Environmental Carcinogens.- DNA-Based Bioassay for the Detection of Benzo[a]Pyrene Oxidation Products.- Spectroscopic Characterization of a New Antibacterial Material for Sensing Applications.- Novel Format of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Development of Electrochemical Sensors.- Biosensors Based on 4-Wells Microarray Systems: Study, Design, Construction and Applications.- A New Sensitive and Fast Detection System for Amphetamine Type Stimulants (ATS), Based on Gas-Chromatography (GC) and Hollow Fiber Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy (HF-IRAS).- A Feature Selection Strategy for the Development of a New Drug Sensing System.- Nanofabrication Tools and Techniques for Bio-Inorganic Interfaces.- Biosensors for Automatic Measurement in Winemaking Process Monitoring.- T-Shirt for Vital Parameter Monitoring.- Time-of-Flight Sensor-Based Platform for Posture Recognition in AAL Applications.- Obstacle Detection by Multiple Ultrasonic Sensing for Visually Impaired Users.- Microsensors for Harsh Environments: Review on Strategies for Contactless and Self-Powered Systems.- Nanosensors Based on Superconducting Quantum Interference Device for Nanomagnetism Investigations.- An In-Fiber Magnetometer Implemented in a Polymeric-MOF Utilizing Ferrofluid.- An Automatic Calibration Procedure for Improving the Metrological Performances of GMR Magnetometers.- Multi-Frequency Nonlinear Converter Array for Energy Harvesting in Autonomous Sensors.- Investigation of Seebeck Effect in Zno Nanowires for Micropower Generation in Autonomous Sensor Systems.- From IPMC Transducers to All-Organic Transducers.- Wearable Posture Monitoring Sensor.- Assembly of Zinc Oxide Nanostructures by Dielectrophoresis for Sensing Devices.- A Smart-Sensor Based on Mems Technology for Monitoring Landslides.- Acoustic Velocity Sensors with Programmable Directivity.- Sensors Based on Magnetic Fluids.- A Review on RTD-Fluxgate Magnetometers: From "Single" to "Coupled Core" and Toward Novel Systems with Innovative Materials.- Monitoring System for Under-Water Pipe Line.- A Low Cost Inkjet Deposition System for Sensors Development.- Theoretical Investigation of the Temperature and Pressure Behavior of SAW and Lamb Waves Propagating Along 3C-SiC/AlN.- Low-Cost Fiber Sensors for Displacement and Vibration Monitoring.- A Laser Scanning System for Sag Detection on the Overhead Power Lines - In Field Measurements.- Microfluidic Capacitive Sensors for Noncontact Particle Detection in a Microchannel.- Intelligent Sensing Solutions for AAL.- Thermostatized Flow Cell and Hybrid LPG-FBG Configuration for Accurate Measurement of Refractive Index.- Novel Approaches for Cm-Scale Resolution and Long-Range Sensing by Stimulated Brillouin Scattering In Optical Fibers.- Numerical and Experimental Characterization of a Ferrule-Top Cantilever Optical Fiber Sensor for Flow Velocity Measurements.- Engineered Acoustic Sensors for Underwater Applications Based on Coated Fiber Bragg Gratings.- Optical fiber sensor for DNA detection based on doubled-tilted Bragg grating.- Photonic Crystal Optofluidic Silicon Microsystems For (Bio)Sensing.- Optical Microbubble Resonator: a Novel Structure for Sensing Applications.- Lab on Fiber Technology Enables Nanophotonics within Optical Fibers.- Aptamer Based Whispering Gallery Mode Biosensor.- Univariate and Multivariate Analysis of Raman Spectra for Quantitative Determination of Sugars in Beverage Industry.- Superior Colorimetric Device Based on Vacuum Evaporated Porphyrin Thin Films.- Diffuse-Light Absorption Spectroscopy in the Near-Infrared for Predicting the Alcoholic Strength of Beer.- Sensors Based on SPR in Plastic Optical Fiber: Numerical Analysis and Experimental Results.- Crack Monitoring Network using POF Sensors.- On-Line pH Measurements of Near-Neutral Solutions by a Disposable Polymer Based Probe.- Luminescent Cavitands as Novel Optically Active Materials.- Sensing Behavior Of SnO2-Graphene Nanocomposites.- Electronic nose detection of CFRP surface contamination for securing composite bonding in lightweight aircraft.- Algorithms and Strategies for Extracting Optimal Information from Chemical Sensing Systems.- Quartz Crystal Microbalances for On-Line Monitoring of Nanostructures Growth.- Contactless Electromagnetic Interrogation of Quartz Crystal Resonator Sensors.- Thin Film Humidity Sensor Based on Sol-Gel Technology.- A Novel Optical Device for End Tidal Air Sampling in Breath Analysis.- Electrochemical Sensor for Trace Inorganic Arsenic based on Gold Nanoelectrode Ensembles.- An Optical Sensor for Measuring Oxygen Concentration.- Development and Spectroscopic Characterization of TeO2-NWs for Amperometric Detection of H2O2.- Macrocyclic Polyamine Modified Screen-Printed Electrodes for Copper(II) Detection.- Integrable Electronic Interface for Chemical Sensor Management.- Development of a pH Sensor with Integrated Reference Electrode for Cell Culture Monitoring.- Titania/MWCNTs Nanocomposites for Low Temperature Hydrogen Sensing.- CMOS Compatible, Low Power, High-Sensitivity Zn/Al Layered Double Hydroxides Humidity Micro-Sensor.- Ultrasound Based Sensor for Fat Detection in Fresh Milk.- Sensing Properties Characterization of a Poly(Diallyldimethyl-ammonium Chloride)-Based Saw Device.- A Fully-Integrated Multi-Sensor System for Food Tracing and Quality Certification Providing Temperature, Light Intensity, and Humidity Exposure History of Samples.- Application of Optical Sensors for Diagnostic of Electrical Components of a Distribution Network.- Innovative System and Method for Monitoring Energy Efficiency in Buildings.- Experimental Analysis of Wireless Sensor Network Synchronization Protocols under Real Operating Conditions.- Automatic Analog Wheatstone Bridge for Wide-Range Resistive Sensor Interfacing Applications.- A Simple Analytical Model for the Resonance Frequency of Perforated Beams.- Integration of Bluetooth HandsFree Sensors into a Wireless Body Area Network based on Smartphone.- Development of a Co-Simulation Tool for WirelessHART Networks.- A Multiplexed 20-Channel 6-Decade Range Resistance-To-Digital Converter for 2d Heterogeneous Metal-Oxide Gas Sensor Arrays.- A Web Platform to Collect, Manage and Share Heterogeneous Sensor Data.
This book contains a selection of papers presented at the First National Conference on Sensors held in Rome 15-17 February 2011. The conference highlighted state-of-the-art results from both theoretical and applied research in the field of sensors and related technologies. This book presents material in an interdisciplinary approach, covering many aspects of the disciplines related to sensors, including physics, chemistry, materials science, biology and applications.
· Provides a selection of the best papers from the First Italian National Conference on Sensors;
· Covers a broad range of topics relating to sensors and microsystems, including physics, chemistry, materials science, biology and applications;
· Offers interdisciplinary coverage, aimed at defining a common ground for sensors beyond the specific differences among the different particular implementation of sensors.