Technological needs for chemical, ionic and biological speciesdetection are giving rise to continuous research and development inphysico-chemistry and biology. The constant progress being made inthe theoretical and technological aspects concerning studies anddevelopments of chemical sensors, biosensors and biochips ispresented in this book by different scientists and professors fromdifferent universities and constitutes an updating of the state ofthe art for chemical sensors, biosensors and biochips.
This book places a large emphasis on interaction between chemicaland biological species, in a gaseous or liquid state, and detailsmineral and biological materials acting as sensitive elements. Therole of electrical, electrochemical, piezoelectric and opticaltransducers in detection mechanisms are presented through theirdevelopments and from a performance point-of-view. Micro-reactors, nanotechnologies and flexible substrates, are considered inrelation to their role in neural networks.
1. Chemical and Biological Recognition, NicoleJaffrezic-Renault.
2. Adsorption Phenomena, Ren Lalauze.
3. Microcantilever Transduction, Isabelle Dufour.
4. Piezoelectric Transduction (QCM), Hubert Perrot.
5. Metal Oxide Gas Sensors, Christophe Pijolat.
6. Molecular Material-based Conductimetric Gas Sensors, MarcelBouvet.
7. Responses and Electrical Properties of Gas Microsensors, KhalifaAguir.
8. Gas Microsensor Technology, Philippe Menini.
9. Multisensors: Measurements and Behavior Models, PhilippeBreuil.
10. Development of Microtechnologies for the Realization ofChemical, Biochemical and/or Biological
Microsensors, Pierre Temple-Boyer.
11. Development of Micro-preconcentrators for the Detection ofGaseous Species at Trace Level, Jean-Paul Viricelle.
12. Microfluidics: Manipulation of Nanovolume Samples, LouisRenaud.
13. Electrochemical Biosensors, Chantal Gondran.
14. Fiber-optic Biosensors, Neso Sojic.
15. In Vivo Analyses with Electrochemical Microsensors, St phane Arbault.
16. Microbial Biosensors for Environmental Applications, G rald Thouand and Marie Jos Durand.
17. Biofuel Cells, Serge Cosnier.