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Selected Papers from the 3rd PCNS Passive Components Networking Symposium

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2021) | Viewed by 4022

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Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: power electronics for automotives; power electronics for the grid integration of renewables and storages; the modelling and testing of storage systems
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Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering "Giulio Natta", Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: fuel cells; materials characterization; alternative energy; impedance spectroscopy; water treatment
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of West Bohemia Pilsen, 301 00 Plzeň 3, Czech Republic
Interests: electronic technology; electronic devices; high-frequency technology; simulation programs

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to present a selection of papers from the third PCNS 2021 that will be hosted by the Politecnico University of Milano in September 2021. Passive components represent more than 80% of the EEE parts used on PCB. Therefore, they represent a key element of electronic hardware design. The scope of the symposium covers a broad range of EEE passive components in all their applications. from commercial, industrial, and automotive to high-res, medical or aerospace.

The theme of the 3rd PCNS “Reliability and Sustainability of Passive Components” will be elaborated on from different angles through the presented papers and will include topics such as the reliability of the components, the responsibility and sustainability of the supply chain, as well as the importance of life modeling and simulation from an early design stage.  

Readers can also learn about new materials and processes being developed on passive components to support the next generation of semiconductor devices for future electronic devices.

On behalf of EPCI and the organizing team,

Tomas Zednicek Ph.D.

PCNS president

Prof. Dr. Luigi Piegari
Dr. Saverio Latorrata
Prof. Dr. Tomas Blecha
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Passive electronic components
  • Capacitors
  • Inductors
  • Resistors
  • Integrated passives
  • Automotive electronics
  • Space electronics

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Simultaneous Detection of NH3 and NO2 by Modified Impedance Spectroscopy in Sensors Based on Carbon Nanotubes
Energies 2022, 15(3), 855; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030855 - 25 Jan 2022
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There are many gaseous substances that need to be monitored for possible damage to health or the environment. This requires many sensors. The solution to reducing the number of sensors is to use one sensor to detect several gaseous substances simultaneously. Efforts to [...] Read more.
There are many gaseous substances that need to be monitored for possible damage to health or the environment. This requires many sensors. The solution to reducing the number of sensors is to use one sensor to detect several gaseous substances simultaneously. Efforts to simplify sensor systems thus lead to the use of a sensor with a suitable sensitive layer and to finding a suitable method of detecting individual gaseous substances within one sensor. The aim is to find a suitable method to detect various gaseous substances acting on the sensor. For this purpose, modified impedance spectroscopy in the high-frequency range is applied, where the scattering parameters of the sensor based on carbon nanotubes are measured under the action of NO2 and NH3 gases. For this method of detection of gaseous substances, a suitable sensor platform structure was designed to enable the measurement of the electrical properties of the sensor in the GHz range. Based on the obtained results, it is possible to use one sensor to detect different types of gaseous substances. Full article
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Influence of Sweat on Joint and Sensor Reliability of E-Textiles
Energies 2022, 15(2), 506; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020506 - 11 Jan 2022
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This article addresses reliability under the sweat of interconnection techniques for the mounting surface mounted device (SMD) components and fully printed humidity sensors onto conductive stretchable textile ribbons. Samples underwent testing for the effect of ageing by artificial sweat on their electrical resistance [...] Read more.
This article addresses reliability under the sweat of interconnection techniques for the mounting surface mounted device (SMD) components and fully printed humidity sensors onto conductive stretchable textile ribbons. Samples underwent testing for the effect of ageing by artificial sweat on their electrical resistance using both alkaline and acidic artificial sweat. The best results in terms of electrical resistance change were obtained for samples soldered to the conductive fibers interwoven in the ribbon. However, this method can damage the ribbon due to the high temperature during soldering and significantly reduce the mechanical properties and flexibility of the ribbon, which can lead to a limited service life of samples. On the other hand, adhesive bonding is a very interesting alternative, where the above-mentioned properties are preserved, but there is a significant effect of sweat ageing on electrical resistance. The results of fully printed graphene-based humidity sensors show that, for the intended use of these sensors (i.e., detection of changes in moisture on the human body), usage of the samples is possible, and the samples are sufficiently reliable in the case of sweat degradation. In addition, the response of the sensor to humidity is quite high: 98% at a relative humidity of 98%. Full article
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