Frontiers in Chemical Sensors

Novel Principles and Techniques

  • Guillermo Orellana
  • Maria C. Moreno-Bondi

Part of the Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors book series (SSSENSORS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Mar Puyol, Francisco Villuendas, Carlos Domínguez, Víctor Cadarso, Andreu Llobera, Iñigo Salinas et al.
    Pages 1-44
  3. Masuo Nakagawa, Nobuhiko Yamashita
    Pages 93-132
  4. Christy M. Charlton, Bruce T. Thompson, Boris Mizaikoff
    Pages 133-167
  5. Lourdes Basabe-Desmonts, Rebecca S. Zimmerman, David N. Reinhoudt, Mercedes Crego-Calama
    Pages 169-188
  6. Guillermo Orellana, Maria C. Moreno-Bondi, David Garcia-Fresnadillo, Maria D. Marazuela
    Pages 189-225
  7. Melissa Massey, Paul A E Piunno, Ulrich J Krull
    Pages 227-260
  8. Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh, Aude Vernhet, Zeev Rosenzweig
    Pages 261-277
  9. Róbert Horváth, Nina Skivesen, Niels B. Larsen, Henrik C. Pedersen
    Pages 279-301
  10. Yumi Takeuchi, Yutaka Amao
    Pages 303-322
  11. Maura Kasper, Stefan Busche, Günter Gauglitz
    Pages 323-341
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 367-370

About this book


With their similarity to the organs of the most advanced creatures that inhabit the Earth, sensors are regarded as being the “senses of electronics”: arti?cial eyes and ears that are capable of seeing and hearing beyond the range of - man perception; electronic noses and tongues that can recognise odours and ?avours without a lifetime training; touch that is able not only to feel the texture and temperature of the materials but even to discern their chemical compo- tion. Among the world of chemical sensors, optical devices (sometimes termed “optodes”, from the Greek “the optical way”) have reached a prominent place in those areas where the features of light and of the light-matter interaction show their advantage: contactless or long-distance interrogation, detection sensitivity, analyte selectivity, absence of electrical interference or risks, and lack of analyte consumption, to name just a few. The introduction of optical ?bres and integrated optics has added more value to such sensing since now light can be con?ned and readily carried to dif?cult-to-reach locations, higher information density can be transported, indicator dyes can be immobilised at the distal end or the evanescent ?eld for unique chemical and biochemical sensing (including multiplexed and distributed measurements), optical s- sors can now be subject to mass production and novel sensing schemes have been established (interferometric, surface plasmon resonance, ?uorescence energy transfer, supramolecular recognition . . . ).


Biosensors DNA biosensors Food Analysis High-throughput screening Medical Diagnostics Optical Sensing Optosensing Sensors particles spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Guillermo Orellana
    • 1
  • Maria C. Moreno-Bondi
    • 2
  1. 1.Lab. of Applied PhotochemistryUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain
  2. 2.Dept. of Analytical ChemistryUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain

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