Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors

Hydrogel Sensors and Actuators

Engineering and Technology

Editors: Gerlach, Gerald, Arndt, K.-F. (Eds.)

  • First book worldwide which focuses on polymer hydrogels applicable for electron devices in microsystem technology, sensor technology and precision engineering
  • Describes the state-of-the-art of this technology
  • First sensor product, Severinghaus sensor, is entering the market, and the next will follow in the near future
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About this book

Hydrogels are a fascinating class of polymers which show an immense ability of swelling under the influence of temperature, pH value or concentrations of different species in aqueous solutions. The volume change can amount up to several hundred percent. This unique behaviour is already used in such applications like disposable diapers, contact lenses or drug-delivery systems.

The ability to perform mechanical work has been shifted the technical interest more and more towards sensors and actuators exploiting the thermo-chemo-mechano-electrical coupling within hydrogels. The accuracy requirements for such devices are much more demanding than for previous applications. Therefore, a deep knowledge of both the material and the functional properties of hydrogel sensors and actuators is needed. The monograph describes state-of-the-art and recent developments for these materials in sensor and actuator technology.

About the authors

Gerald Gerlach:

1983, 1987 Diploma and doctoral degree in EE from Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, respectively

R&D engineer in measuring devices industry

Since 1993 Professor for Microtechnology, since 1996 Professor for Solid State Electronics in EE department of TU Dresden

2001/02 Visiting professor at UCLA

Since 2002 Member of the Executive of VDE (German Association of Engineers in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information Technology

since 2007 Chairperson of the German Society for Measurement and Automatic Control (GMA)

Since 1996 Conference Chairman of the biannually organised International Conference „Infrared Sensors and Systems IRS2" in Nuremberg (in conjunction with the world’s largest sensor exhibition "Sensor+Test")

2008 General Chairman of the Eurosensors XXII Conference, Dresden

Author and Co-author of some 280 scientific journal and international conference papers, holds 38 patents (8 more pending)

Karl-Friedrich Arndt:

1971 Diploma degree in physics from TU Dresden, 1975 PhD and 1982 Dr.rer.nat.habil from TH Merseburg (Physical Chemistry, Polymer Characterization);

post-doc: Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry Prague (1982/1983), Department of Physics University of Gdansk (1983, 1984, 1985),

Since 1990 full professor full of Physical Chemistry of Polymers at TU Dresden

Visiting professor at Philipps-Universität Marburg (1990) and at UABC Tijuana/Centro Graduados e Ivestigación de Tijuana, Mexico) (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006);

Author and Co-author of 150 peer-reviewed papers, about 100 conference papers, 3 text books on polymer characterization (Hanser), revision of "Dictionary of Chemistry and Chemical Technology" (Langenscheidt), holds 24 patents

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • General Properties of Hydrogels

    Okay, O.

    Pages 1-14

  • Synthesis of Hydrogels

    Kuckling, Dirk (et al.)

    Pages 15-67

  • Swelling-Related Processes in Hydrogels

    Arndt, K.-F. (et al.)

    Pages 69-136

  • Modelling and Simulation of the Chemo-Electro-Mechanical Behaviour

    Wallmersperger, Thomas

    Pages 137-163

  • Hydrogels for Chemical Sensors

    Guenther, M. (et al.)

    Pages 165-195

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hydrogel Sensors and Actuators
Book Subtitle
Engineering and Technology
Editors
  • Gerald Gerlach
  • K.-F. Arndt
Series Title
Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-75645-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-75645-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-75644-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26084-1
Series ISSN
1612-7617
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 272
Number of Illustrations and Tables
133 b/w illustrations
Topics