TY - CHAP A1 - Fahlman Bradley D. A2 - Arturo Ramírez-Porras ED1 - Wen Wang Y1 - 2012-01-20 PY - 2012 T1 - Surface-Functionalized Porous Silicon Wafers: Synthesis and Applications N2 - The chemical sensor plays an essential role in the fields of environmental conservation and monitoring, disaster and disease prevention, and industrial analysis. A typical chemical sensor is a device that transforms chemical information in a selective and reversible way, ranging from the concentration of a specific sample component to total composition analysis, into an analytically useful signal. Much research work has been performed to achieve a chemical sensor with such excellent qualities as quick response, low cost, small size, superior sensitivity, good reversibility and selectivity, and excellent detection limit. This book introduces the latest advances on chemical sensors. It consists of 15 chapters composed by the researchers active in the field of chemical sensors, and is divided into 5 sections according to the classification following the principles of signal transducer. This collection of up-to-date information and the latest research progress on chemical sensor will provide valuable references and learning materials for all those working in the field of chemical sensors. BT - Advances in Chemical Sensors SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/31286 DO - 10.5772/31286 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-18 ER -