Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Gas Sensors

Soumen Dhara

Sri Sri University

A pioneering researcher in nanowire heterostructures and laser spectroscopy, recipient of JSPS (Govt. of Japan) and NPDF (Govt. of India) fellowships, and member of MRS(USA), MRS(India), IPA(India).


Gorachand Dutta

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Assistant Professor with the School of Medical Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with research interests that include the design and characterization of portable biosensors, biodevices, and sensor interfaces for miniaturized systems and biomedical applications for point-of-care testing.


Fabrication Technologies Applications Characterizations Case Studies Various Gas Sensors Improvement of Lifestyle Societal Benefit Bio-Sensors Bioreceptor Molecules Integration Packaging Lab-on-Chip

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We are living in a society where automation in each electrical appliance/instrument is a great demand. We wish to have automatic devices/gadgets/instruments with no or minimal intervention from humans in their daily operation. Then only, these devices can qualify to call it is smart instruments. To fulfill this, one of the major requirements is to come up with highly sensitive, long-lasting, low-cost smart sensors. On the other hand, the healthcare industry demands low-cost, Lab-on-chip type biosensors for simple and rapid detection of various biomolecules or biogases. A sensor is an analytical device that detects the change in the environment and responds to some output in terms of a measurable analog resistance/voltage/current converted into a human-readable display or transmitted for further processing. In the last two decades, a significant amount of research has been devoted to the development of various types of gas sensors using different nanomaterials in the electronic and healthcare industry.

This book aims to provide the reader (research scholars, scientists, and engineers working in the field of sensors) an overview of the recent advances made in the development of various gas sensors for the electronic and healthcare industries for the betterment of the human lifestyle. Also, this book will intend to address existing challenges and a few future directions of research for easy integration and cost-effective fast sensing of such
gas sensors.

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Soumen Dhara

Sri Sri University

Dr. Dhara received his Ph. D in Physics in 2012 from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. Presently, he is associated with the Faculty of Science, Sri Sri University, India as an Assistant Professor in Physics. Prior to joining the current affiliation, he was a postdoctoral fellow at different renowned institutions, Kobe University Japan, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India and Cardiff University, United Kingdom. He was awarded prestigious JSPS postdoctoral fellowship based on his research contribution on semiconducting nanowires. He has published more than 32 research articles including 1 review article in high profile international journals and 3 book chapters to his credit. His research trust areas of interests are semiconductor nanostructures, optoelectronics, solid state lighting and light sensors, spectroscopy of nanomaterials, thin-film transistors (TFTs) etc.

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