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A Hands-On Course in Sensors Using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Volker Ziemann
March 02, 2018

A Hands-On Course in Sensors using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi is the first book to give a practical and wide-ranging account of how to interface sensors and actuators with micro-controllers, Raspberry Pi and other control systems. The author describes the progression of raw signals through...

Handbook of Optical Sensors

Jose Luis Santos, Faramarz Farahi
February 26, 2018

Handbook of Optical Sensors provides a comprehensive and integrated view of optical sensors, addressing the fundamentals, structures, technologies, applications, and future perspectives. Featuring chapters authored by recognized experts and major contributors to the field, this essential reference:...

The Quantum Physics of Atomic Frequency Standards: Recent Developments

Jacques Vanier, Cipriana Tomescu
December 01, 2017

Up-to-Date Coverage of Stable and Accurate Frequency Standards The Quantum Physics of Atomic Frequency Standards: Recent Developments covers advances in atomic frequency standards (atomic clocks) from the last several decades. It explains the use of various techniques, such as laser optical pumping...

Semiconductor X-Ray Detectors

B. G. Lowe, R. A. Sareen
November 20, 2017

Identifying and measuring the elemental x-rays released when materials are examined with particles (electrons, protons, alpha particles, etc.) or photons (x-rays and gamma rays) is still considered to be the primary analytical technique for routine and non-destructive materials analysis. The...

Optical Sensors for Biomedical Diagnostics and Environmental Monitoring

Banshi Dhar Gupta, Anand Mohan Shrivastav, Sruthi Prasood Usha
November 01, 2017

The field of plasmonics has shown extraordinary capabilities in realizing highly sensitive and accurate sensors for environmental monitoring and measurement of biological analytes. The inherent potential of such devices has led to growing interest worldwide in commercial fiber optic chemical and...

Fiber-Optic Fabry-Perot Sensors: An Introduction

Yun-Jiang Rao, Zeng-Ling Ran, Yuan Gong
April 26, 2017

The authors deliver a complete overview of fiber-optic Fabry-Perot (FFP) sensing technology, integrating the knowledge and tools of multiple fields including optics, sensing, micromachining, instrumentation, physics, and materials science. The main chapters discuss operating principles,...

An Introduction to Distributed Optical Fibre Sensors

Arthur H. Hartog
April 12, 2017

This book explains physical principles, unique benefits, broad categories, implementation aspects, and performance criteria of distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS). For each kind of sensor, the book highlights industrial applications, which range from oil and gas production to power line...

Electrical Impedance: Principles, Measurement, and Applications

Luca Callegaro
November 16, 2016

Electrical Impedance: Principles, Measurement, and Applications provides a modern and much-needed overview of electrical impedance measurement science and its application in metrology, sensor reading, device and material characterizations. It presents up-to-date coverage of the theory, practical...

The Fundamentals of Radiation Thermometers

Peter Coates, David Lowe
November 02, 2016

Authored by two highly respected experts in this specialist area, The Fundamentals of Radiation Thermometers is an essential resource for anyone intending to measure the temperature of an object using the radiated energy from that object. This readable, user-friendly book gives important background...

Compound Semiconductor Radiation Detectors

Alan Owens
October 26, 2016

Although elemental semiconductors such as silicon and germanium are standard for energy dispersive spectroscopy in the laboratory, their use for an increasing range of applications is becoming marginalized by their physical limitations, namely the need for ancillary cooling, their modest stopping...

Biosensors and Molecular Technologies for Cancer Diagnostics

Keith E. Herold, Avraham Rasooly
October 19, 2016

Bridging the gap between research and clinical application, Biosensors and Molecular Technologies for Cancer Diagnostics explores the use of biosensors as effective alternatives to the current standard methods in cancer diagnosis and detection. It describes the major aspects involved in detecting...

Nanobiotechnology for Sensing Applications: From Lab to Field

Ajeet Kumar Kaushik, Chandra K. Dixit
August 23, 2016

This book explores the potential of nanosystems as a multidisciplinary science with the aim of the design and development of smart sensing technologies using micro/nano electrodes and novel nanosensing material. It discusses their integration with MEMS, miniaturized transduction systems, novel...

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