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This book gathers the best papers presented at the Third Italian National Conference on Sensors, held in Rome, Italy, from 23 to 25 February 2016. The book represents an invaluable and up-to-the-minute tool, providing an essential overview of recent findings, strategies and new directions in the area of sensor research. Further, it addresses various aspects based on the development of new chemical, physical or biological sensors, assembling and characterization, signal treatment and data handling. Lastly, the book applies electrochemical, optical and other detection strategies to relevant issues in the food and clinical environmental areas, as well as industry-oriented applications.

Table of Contents

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Physical Sensors

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Integrated Thermal Flow Sensors with Programmable Power-Sensitivity Trade-Off

Massimo Piotto, Filippo Dell’Agnello, Simone Del Cesta, Paolo Bruschi

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Single-Chip CMOS Capacitive Sensor for Ubiquitous Dust Detection and Granulometry with Sub-micrometric Resolution

Marco Carminati, Pietro Ciccarella, Marco Sampietro, Giorgio Ferrari

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

PDMS Template Generator for Wearable Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Applications

L. Francioso, C. Pascali, A. Grazioli, V. Sglavo, L. Lorenzelli

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Nanostructured Superconductive Sensors Based on Quantum Interference Effect for High Sensitive Nanoscale Applications

C. Granata, B. Ruggiero, O. Talamo, M. Fretto, N. Leo, V. Lacquaniti, D. Massarotti, F. Tafuri, P. Silbestrini, A. Vettoliere

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

A Sensor for the Measurement of Liquids Density

Nicola A. Lamberti, Monica La Mura, Valerio Apuzzo, Nicola Greco, Pasquale D’Uva

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Temperature Sensing Properties of High Density Polyethylene Loaded with Oxidized Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Heinz-Christoph Neitzert, Giovanni Landi, Maria Rossella Nobile

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

RF Rectifier Toward Terahertz Integrated Image Detector

Volha Varlamava, Giovanni Amicis, Andrea Monte, Rosario Rao, Fabrizio Palma

Chemical Sensors

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

A New Chemical Sensing Material for Ethanol Detection: Graphene-Like Film

B. Alfano, M. Alfè, V. Gargiulo, T. Polichetti, E. Massera, M. L. Miglietta, G. Francia

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Iron Oxides Nanoparticles Langmuir-Schaeffer Multilayers for Chemoresistive Gas Sensing

S. Capone, M. Benkovicova, A. Forleo, M. Jergela, M. G. Manera, P. Siffalovic, A. Taurino, E. Majkova, P. Siciliano, I. Vavra, S. Luby, R. Rella

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Multianalyte Biosensor Patch Based on Polymeric Microneedles

P. Dardano, A. Caliò, V. Di Palma, M. F. Bevilacqua, A. Di Matteo, L. De Stefano

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Effective Tuning of Silver Decorated Graphene Sensing Properties by Adjusting the Ag NPs Coverage Density

Maria Lucia Miglietta, Brigida Alfano, Tiziana Polichetti, Ettore Massera, Chiara Schiattarella, Girolamo Di Francia

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

CuO-Modified Cu Electrodes for Glucose Sensing

C. Espro, S. G. Leonardi, A. Bonavita, S. Galvagno, G. Neri

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Stable Aqueous Solution for the Fabrication of α-Fe2O3 Thin Film-Based Chemoresistive Sensors

A. Mirzaei, M. Bonyani, S. G. Leonardi, N. Donato, G. Neri

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Optimization of Cyclic Voltammetric Curve Parameters to Measure Lactate Concentration in Urine Samples

Giulio Rosati, Matteo Scaramuzza, Elisabetta Pasqualotto, Alessandro Toni, Alessandro Paccagnella

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Inkjet Printed Graphene-Based Chemiresistive Sensors to NO2

C. Schiattarella, T. Polichetti, F. Villani, F. Loffredo, B. Alfano, E. Massera, M. L. Miglietta, G. Francia

Optical Sensors

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Integration of Amorphous Silicon Photosensors with Thin Film Interferential Filter for Biomolecule Detection

Domenico Caputo, Emanuele Parisi, Augusto Nascetti, Mario Tucci, Giampiero Cesare

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chemical Sensors Based on Surface Plasmon Resonance in a Plastic Optical Fiber for Multianalyte Detection in Oil-Filled Power Transformer

Nunzio Cennamo, Maria Pesavento, Antonella Profumo, Daniele Merli, Letizia Maria, Cristina Chemelli, Luigi Zeni

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor in Plastic Optical Fibers. Influence of the Mechanical Support Geometry on the Performances

Nunzio Cennamo, Letizia Maria, Cristina Chemelli, Maria Pesavento, Antonella Profumo, Ramona Galatus, Luigi Zeni

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

An Integrated Interferometric Sensor for Electromagnetic Field

Mario Medugno

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Moisture Measurement in Masonry Materials Using Active Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors

Aldo Minardo, Ester Catalano, Luigi Mollo, Roberto Greco, Luigi Zeni

Biosensors

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Electrochemical Preparation of a MIP-Glassy Carbon Electrode for the Determination of Dimethoate

Denise Capoferri, Michele Del Carlo, Nomaphelo Ntshongontshi, Emmanuel I. Iwuoha, Dario Compagnone

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Self Assembled and Electrochemically Deposed Layers of Thiols on Gold Compared with Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy

J. Castagna, F. Malvano, D. Albanese, R. Pilloton

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Hybrid Hydrophobin/Gold Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Characterization of New Synthetic Probes for Biological Applications

Jane Politi, Luca Stefano, Paola Giardina, Sandra Casale, Ilaria Rea, Jolanda Spadavecchia

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Real Time Flow-Through Biosensor

Immacolata Angelica Grimaldi, Genni Testa, Gianluca Persichetti, Romeo Bernini

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Amorphous Silicon Temperature Sensors Integrated with Thin Film Heaters for Thermal Treatments of Biomolecules

Nicola Lovecchio, Domenico Caputo, Giulia Petrucci, Augusto Nascetti, Marco Nardecchia, Francesca Costantini, Giampiero Cesare

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Opto-Plasmonic Biosensors for Monitoring Wheat End-Products Quality

C. Galati, M. G. Manera, A. Colombelli, M. Pascali, P. Rampino, C. Perrotta, R. Rella

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Capillary Microfluidic System with Stop-and-Go Valves Using EWOD Technology

M. Nardecchia, P. Rodríguez Llorca, G. Cesare, D. Caputo, N. Lovecchio, A. Nascetti

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Biosensors for Biomarker Detection

Andrea Ravalli, Francesca Bettazzi, Diego Voccia, Giovanna Marrazza, Ilaria Palchetti

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Impedance Sensors Embedded in Culture Media for Early Detection of Bacteria Growth

Michela Borghetti, Marco Demori, Marco Ferrari, Vittorio Ferrari, Emilio Sardini, Mauro Serpelloni

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Ampicillin Measurement Using Flow SPR Immunosensor and Comparison with Classical Amperometric Immunosensor

Mauro Tomassetti, Giovanni Merola, Elisabetta Martini, Luigi Campanella, Maria Pia Sammartino, Gabriella Sanzò, Gabriele Favero, Franco Mazzei

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Looking If Any Correlation Exists Between the Total Antioxidant Capacity and Polyphenol Concentration (Measured Using Two Different Enzyme Sensors) in Several Food or Feed Based Vegetables and Pharmaceutical Integrators

Mauro Tomassetti, Riccardo Angeloni, Elisabetta Martini, Mauro Castrucci, Luigi Campanella, Maria Pia Sammartino

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Preliminary Study of a Low-Cost Point-of-Care Testing System Using Screen-Printed Biosensors for Early Biomarkers Detection Related to Alzheimer Disease

Sarah Tonello, Mauro Serpelloni, Nicola Francesco Lopomo, Giulia Abate, Daniela Letizia Uberti, Emilio Sardini

Multisensorial Systems

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Modeling Investigation of a Nonlinear Vibrational Energy Harvester

Bruno Andò, Salvatore Baglio, Adi Bulsara, Vincenzo Marletta, Antonio Pistorio

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Study on Impedance Behavior of a Telemetric System Operating with an Inkjet-Printed Resistive Strain Gauge

M. Bona, E. Sardini, M. Serpelloni, B. Andò, C. O. Lombardo

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Breath Analysis by a GC/MS Coupled to a Gas Sensor Detector

S. Capone, M. Tufariello, A. Forleo, F. Casino, P. Siciliano

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Multi-sensor Platform for Detection of Anomalies in Human Sleep Patterns

Andrea Caroppo, Alessandro Leone, Gabriele Rescio, Giovanni Diraco, Pietro Siciliano

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Bioimpedance Measurement in Dentistry: Detection of Inflamed Tissues

Gloria Cosoli, Lorenzo Scalise, Graziano Cerri, Gerardo Tricarico, Enrico Primo Tomasini

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Stochastic Comparison of Machine Learning Approaches to Calibration of Mobile Air Quality Monitors

E. Esposito, S. De Vito, M. Salvato, G. Fattoruso, V. Bright, R. L. Jones, O. Popoola

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

A Distributed Sensor Network for Waste Water Management Plant Protection

S. De Vito, G. Fattoruso, E. Esposito, M. Salvato, A. Agresta, M. Panico, A. Leopardi, F. Formisano, A. Buonanno, P. Delli Veneri, G. Francia

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Virtual Olfactory Device In EEG And Olfactory Conditioning Task: an OERP Study

S. Invitto, S. Capone, G. Montagna, P. Siciliano

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Wireless Electromyography Technology for Fall Risk Evaluation

A. Leone, G. Rescio, A. Caroppo, P. Siciliano

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

A Multisensorial Thermal Anemometer System

L. Pantoli, R. Paolucci, M. Muttillo, P. Fusacchia, A. Leoni

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Remotely Controlled Terrestrial Vehicle Integrated Sensory System for Environmental Monitoring

Emiliano Zampetti, Paolo Papa, Francesco Flaviano, Lucia Paciucci, Francesco Petracchini, Nicola Pirrone, Andrea Bearzotti, Antonella Macagnano

Micro-nano Technologies, Electronic Systems for Sensors

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2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

A Compact Low-Offset Instrumentation Amplifier with Wide Input and Output Ranges

Massimo Piotto, Simone Del Cesta, Giovanni Argenio, Roberto Simmarano, Paolo Bruschi

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Improving the Performance of an AMR-Based Current Transducer for Metering Applications

G. Betta, D. Capriglione, L. Ferrigno, A. Rasile

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Derived Non-contact Continuous Recording of Blood Pressure Pulse Waveform by Means of Vibrocardiography

Luigi Casacanditella, Gloria Cosoli, Sara Casaccia, Lorenzo Scalise, Enrico Primo Tomasini

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

A Fall Detector Based on Ultra-Wideband Radar Sensing

Giovanni Diraco, Alessandro Leone, Pietro Siciliano

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Capacitance Humidity Micro-sensor with Temperature Controller and Heater Integrated in CMOS Technology

M. Elkhayat, S. Mangiarotti, M. Grassi, P. Malcovati, A. Fornasari

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Voltage-Mode Analog Interfaces for Differential Capacitance Position Transducers

G. Ferri, F. R. Parente, V. Stornelli, G. Barile, G. Pennazza, M. Santonico

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

CCII-Based Linear Ratiometric Capacitive Sensing by Analog Read-Out Circuits

G. Ferri, F. R. Parente, V. Stornelli, G. Barile, G. Pennazza, M. Santonico

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Integrable Autonomous Devices for WSNs

L. Pantoli, A. Leoni, F. R. Parente, V. Stornelli, G. Ferri

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

A Low Cost Flexible Power Line Communication System

L. Pantoli, M. Muttillo, V. Stornelli, G. Ferri, T. Gabriele

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

MEMS-Based Transducers (CMUT) and Integrated Electronics for Medical Ultrasound Imaging

Alessandro S. Savoia, Giosuè Caliano
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