Chemical Sensors (ILV)

Specialization AreaSensor Systems
Course numberM2.05285.31.761
Course code
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,5
Language of instruction English

Detailed knowledge of the working principles of different physical and chemical transducers and sensors. Based on the knowledge gained here, the students will be able to select and apply suitable transducers/sensors in specific applications, and develop ideas for new developments.

Transducers used in Chemical Sensing: Potentiometry, Amperometry, Conductivity, Capacitance, Photometry / Spectrometry, Mass-Sensitive Sensors, Thermal Sensors
Direct Sensors - Measuring Inherent Characteristic Properties
Combined Sensors - Joining a Dumb Transducer with a Smart (Bio)Chemical Layer
Selective Layers: Chemical and Biochemical Recognition Elements
Performance Factors: Selectivity, Sensitivity, Time Factors, Precision, Accuracy and Repeatability
Selected Applications of Chemical Sensors

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Eigler, Mikrosensorik und Mikroelektronik, Expert Verlag, 2000