New techniques and technologies for sensors are developing fast and being applied in a wide range of fields for measurement and instrumentation, both for research and commercial purposes. This book aims to provide advanced students and practising engineers with a selective tour of highlights in the topical field of sensors for measurement. The authors provide descriptions of the operation, characteristics and applications of the sensors on which they work, together with recent advances and prospects for the future. The chapters cover both fibre optic and solid state sensing, applied across a wide range of applications.
Although primarily aimed at graduate-level students and engineers, the depth of coverage of each sensor type is such that the book will be useful to undergraduates seeking to supplement their knowledge for courses on sensors, measurement and instrumentation.
- Chapter 2: Recent advances in measurement and instrumentation systems based on optical techniques
- Chapter 3: Recent developments on amplitude, wavelength, phase and polarisation modulating sensors
- Chapter 4: Amorphous semiconductor photoreceptors and X-ray image sensors
- Chapter 5: Dielectrophoretic sensors for microbiological applications
- Chapter 6: Electrically conducting polymers for sensing volatile chemica
- Chapter 7: Thin film (CIAIPc) phthalocyanine gas sensors
Dr Mortaza Vaezi-Nejad graduated in 1979 from University College, London and gained his Ph.D. from Imperial College, London, going on to hold a number of academic appointments. Since 1990 he has been Reader in the Medway School of Engineering at the University of Greenwich, London. He has extensive experience of teaching in electronics and measurement, while his main research interest is in telematics. He has investigated the electrical properties and application of high resistivity materials and devices for image communications. Recently he has become involved in research and development of transducers for the communications industry, and optical image sensors for the process engineering industry. He is a member of the IEE and a Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control.