Special Issue "Sensors for Harsh Environments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015) | Viewed by 100677
Interests: microsystems; piezoresistive sensor; sensor for harsh environments; SOI and SiC-based sensor; accelerometers; gas sensor; design and simulation of microsystems; graphene; material research; graphene-based sensors; biosensors; printed sensors; 2D sensors; technologies
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To reduce environmental pollution, save energy and be economically competitive, the efficiency of industrial processes needs to be continuously improved. To optimize industrial processes, such as combustion processes in cars and airplanes, the processes parameters need to be determined first. This is usually done by sensors such as pressure, temperature, radiation, or gas sensors. In addition, the ability of sensing in harsh environments allows us to understand new environments such as the Mars atmosphere or the bottom of ocean. For a large number of industries, such as the automotive, aerospace, power generation, oil and polymer processing industries, the processes occur at high temperatures (>150 °C) and in harsh environments—high radiation, high shock and chemically corrosive environments.
In order to develop a new generation of devices which can survive and operate properly in such harsh environments well beyond regimes of silicon based devices, new materials and technologies are necessary. Worldwide, many development works have been conducted on advanced materials (SiC, GaN, AlN, Ceramic) using advanced fabrication technologies. As a result, many prototypes have been realized and tested showing their ability to operate in harsh environments. The purpose of this Sensors Special Issue on Sensors for Harsh Environments is to get an overview of these activities on developments of new materials, fabrication technologies, new devices such as sensors and actuators, energy harvesting components, wireless modules and also testing and characterization of such systems for use in harsh environments.
Prof. Dr. Ha Duong Ngo
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- high temperature sensors
- harsh environments
- SiC-based devices
- wide band gap semiconductors
- combustion engine
- Planetary research