Bernards, Daniel A., Owens, Róisín M., Malliaras, George G. (Eds.)
2008, XV, 287 p. 183 illus.
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Covers the major developments and applications of organic material electronic photoactive and chemosenstive devices
Explains processing of organic electrical photo- and chemosenstive devices
Both a reference work for researchers/engineers and a tutorial for graduate students
Organic semiconductors offer unique characteristics such as tunability of electronic properties via chemical synthesis, compatibility with mechanically flexible substrates, low-cost manufacturing, and facile integration with chemical and biological functionalities. These characteristics have prompted the application of organic semiconductors and their devices in physical, chemical, and biological sensors. This book covers this rapidly emerging field by discussing both optical and electrical sensor concepts. Novel transducers based on organic light-emitting diodes and organic thin-film transistors, as well as systems-on-a-chip architectures are presented. Functionalization techniques to enhance specificity are outlined, and models for the sensor response are described.