Table of Contents Volume 7, 2007
Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220, CODEN: SENSC9)


Vol. 7, 2007 Vol. 6, 2006 Vol. 5, 2005 Vol. 4, 2004 Vol. 3, 2003 Vol. 2, 2002 Vol. 1, 2001

Issue 1
(January 2007) pages 1-156

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Nebojsa D. Nikolic 1,* Konstantin I. Popov 1,2, Ljubica J. Pavlovic 1 and Miomir G. Pavlovic 1
1 ICTM – Institute of Electrochemistry, University of Belgrade, Njegoseva 12, P.O.B. 473, 11001 Belgrade, Serbia;
E-mails: K. I. Popov: kosta@tmf.bg.ac.yu; L. J. Pavlovic: mikicar@net.yu; M. G. Pavlovic: duki@tmf.bg.ac.yu
2 Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Karnegijeva 4, P.O.B. 3503, 11001 Belgrade, Serbia
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: nnikolic@tmf.bg.ac.yu
Received: 27 October 2006; in revised form: 12 December 2006 / Accepted: 15 December 2006 /Published: 1 January 2007
Full Paper: Determination of Critical Conditions for the Formation of Electrodeposited Copper Structures Suitable for Electrodes in
Electrochemical Devices

Sensors 2007, 7, 1-15 (PDF format, 1521 K)

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Marek Miskowicz
AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Electronics, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059
Kraków, Poland; Email: miskow@agh.edu.pl

Received: 10 August 2006 / Accepted: 5 January 2007 / 6 January 2007
Full Paper: Asymptotic Effectiveness of the Event-Based Sampling According to the Integral Criterion
Sensors 2007, 7, 16-37 (PDF format, 173 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Frank W. R. Chaplen 1,*, Ganesh Vissvesvaran 2, Eric C. Henry 3 and Goran N. Jovanovic 2
1 Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University, 116 Gilmore Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University, 103 Gleeson Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA;
E-mails: ganeshvissvesvaran@yahoo.com; goran.jovanovic@oregonstate.edu
3 Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, 2082 Cordley Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA;
E-mail: henrye@science.oregonstate.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: chaplenf@engr.orst.edu
Received: 14 December 2006 / Accepted: 18 January 2007 / Published: 21 January 2007
Full Paper: Improvement of Bioactive Compound Classification through Integration of Orthogonal Cell-Based Biosensing Methods
Sensors 2007, 7, 38-51 (PDF format, 254 K)

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Lingrui Zhang, Da Xing * and Junsheng Wang
MOE Key Laboratory of Laser Life Science & Institute of Laser Life Science, South China NormalUniversity, Guangzhou 510631, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Telephone: +86-20-8521-0089 Fax: +86-20-8521-6052;
Email: xingda@scnu.edu.cn URL: http://laser.scnu.edu.cn/xingda.htm
Received: 12 November 2006 / Accepted: 17 January 2007 / Published: 24 January 2007
Full Paper: A Non-invasive and Real-time Monitoring of the Regulation of Photosynthetic Metabolism Biosensor Based
on Measurement of Delayed Fluorescence in Vivo

Sensors 2007, 7, 52-66 (PDF format, 108 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue “Physiological Sensing” Edited by D. Marshall Porterfield)

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Mirjana B. Pesic, Biljana V. Vucelic-Radovic, Miroljub B. Barac*, Sladjana P. Stanojevic and Viktor A. Nedovic
Institute of Food Technology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, 11081 Belgrade-Zemun, Serbia;
E-mails: Mirjana Pesic: mpesic@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu; Biljana Vucelic-Radovic: bvucelic@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu;
Saladjana Stanojevic: sladjas@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu; Viktor Nedovic: vnedovic@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: baracm@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu
Received: 30 November 2006 / Accepted: 10 January 2007 / Published: 24 January 2007
Full Paper: Influence of Different Genotypes on Trypsin Inhibitor Levels and Activity in Soybeans
Sensors 2007, 7, 67-74 (PDF format, 108 K)

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Serdar Gundogdu 1 and Ozge Sahin 2,*
1 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Dokuz Eylul University, Buca, Izmir, Turkey; E-mail: serdar81_35@hotmail.com
2 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Dokuz Eylul University, Buca, Izmir, Turkey
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Dokuz Eylul Universitesi, Muhendislik
Fakultesi, Elektrik ve Elektronik Bolumu, 35160 Buca-Izmir, Turkey; Tel: 0090-232-4127179; Fax:
0090-232-4531085. E-mail: ozge.sahin@deu.edu.tr
Received: 8 August 2006 / Accepted: 23 January 2007 / Published: 26 January 2007
Full Paper: E.M.I Effects of Cathodic Protection on Electromagnetic Flowmeters
Sensors 2007, 7, 75-83 (PDF format, 167 K)
(This paper belongs to "Special Issue: Sensors in Flow Analysis" edited by Spas D. Kolev, E-mail: s.kolev@unimelb.edu.au)

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Wilmar Hernandez
Department of Circuits and Systems in the EUIT de Telecomunicacion at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM),
Campus Sur UPM, Ctra. Valencia km 7, Madrid 28031, Spain; Phone: +34913367830. Fax: +34913367829. E-mail: whernan@ics.upm.es
Received: 14 January 2007 / Accepted: 26 January 2007 / Published: 27 January 2007
Review: A Survey on Optimal Signal Processing Techniques Applied to Improve the Performance of Mechanical Sensors in Automotive Applications
Sensors 2007, 7, 84-102 (PDF format, 79 K)

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Nawaf Abu-Khalaf and Jens Jørgen Lønsmann Iversen*
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark
E-mails: nawaf@bmb.sdu.dk, jjli@bmb.sdu.dk
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jjli@bmb.sdu.dk
Received: 10 October 2006 / Accepted: 20 December 2006 / Published: 29 January 2007
Full Paper: Calibration of a Sensor Array (an Electronic Tongue) for Identification and Quantification of Odorants from Livestock Buildings
Sensors 2007, 7, 103-128 (PDF format, 234 K)

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Nawaf Abu-Khalaf and Jens Jørgen Lønsmann Iversen*
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark
E-mails: nawaf@bmb.sdu.dk, jjli@bmb.sdu.dk
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jjli@bmb.sdu.dk
Received: 10 October 2006 / Accepted: 26 January 2007 / Published: 29 January 2007
Full Paper: Classification of Mixtures of Odorants from Livestock Buildings by a Sensor Array (an Electronic Tongue)
Sensors 2007, 7, 129-143 (PDF format, 237 K)

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Xue Wang *, Sheng Wang and Jun-Jie Ma
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China;
E-mails: † wang_sheng00@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn; ‡mjj@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: wangxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
Received: 23 December 2006 / Accepted: 27 January 2007 / Published: 29 January 2007
Full Paper: An Improved Particle Filter for Target Tracking in Sensor Systems
Sensors 2007, 7, 144-156 (PDF format, 119 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

Issue 2 (February 2007) pages 157-221

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Qi Huang 1, Jun Liu 2,* and Hengwei Li 3
1. Modern Industrial Design Institute, Zhejiang University, 38 ZheDa Road, Hangzhou 310027, China
2. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 ZheDa Road, Hangzhou 310027, China; E-mail: junliu@mail.bme.zju.edu.cn (Jun Liu)
3. Center for the Study of Language and Cognition, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Fax: +86 571 87951676; E-mail: junliu@mail.bme.zju.edu.cn
Received: 16 July 2006 / Accepted: 5 February 2007 / Published: 15 February 2007

Full Paper: A Modified Adaptive Stochastic Resonance for Detecting Faint Signal in Sensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 157-165 (PDF format, 135 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Nataša Gros
Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva 5, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia; E-mail: natasa.gros@fkkt.uni-lj.si
Received: 31 July 2006 / Accepted: 13 February 2007 / Published: 23 February 2007

Full Paper: A Novel Type of Tri-Colour Light-Emitting-Diode-Based Spectrometric Detector for Low-Budget Flow-Injection Analysis
Sensors 2007, 7, 166-184 (PDF format, 227 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: "Sensors in Flow Analysis" Edited by Spas D. Kolev, E-mail: s.kolev@unimelb.edu.au)

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Chaikarn Liewhiran 1 and Sukon Phanichphant 2,*
1 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
2 Nanoscience Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed: sphanichphant@yahoo.com
Received: 22 February 2007 / Accepted: 27 February 2007 / Published: 28 February 2007

Full Paper: Influence of Thickness on Ethanol Sensing Characteristics of Doctor-bladed Thick Film from Flame-made ZnO Nanoparticles
Sensors 2007, 7, 185-201 (PDF format, 566 K)

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Amnat Reungchaiwat 1, Teerapol Wongchanapiboon 1, Saisunee Liawruangrath 2 and Sukon Phanichphant 1,*
1 Nanoscience Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
2 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed: sphanichphant@yahoo.com
Received: 22 January 2007 / Accepted: 27 February 2007 / Published: 28 February 2007

Full Paper: Home-made Detection Device for a Mixture of Ethanol and Acetone
Sensors 2007, 7, 202-213 (PDF format, 142 K)

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Luca De Stefano 1,*, Paolo Arcari 2, Annalisa Lamberti 2, Carmen Sanges 2, Lucia Rotiroti 1, 3, Ilaria Rea 1, 4 and Ivo Rendina 1
1 Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems – Unit of Naples – National Council of Research, Via P. Castellino 111,
80131 Napoli, Italy (E-mail: luca.destefano@na.imm.cnr.it)
2 Department of Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via S. Pansini 5, 80131 Napoli, Italy.
3 Department of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via Cinthia, 80128 Napoli, Italy
4 Department of Physical Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via Cinthia, 80126 Naples, Italy
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: luca.destefano@na.imm.cnr.it
Received: 15 February 2007 / Accepted: 26 February 2007 / Published: 28 February 2007

Full Paper: DNA Optical Detection Based on Porous Silicon Technology: from Biosensors to Biochips
Sensors 2007, 7, 214-221 (PDF format, 130 K)

Issue 3 (March 2007) pages 222-419

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Jan Vitecek 1, Jitka Petrlova 2, Vojtech Adam 2, Ladislav Havel 1, Karl J. Kramer 3, Petr Babula 4 and Rene Kizek 2,*
1 Department of Plant Biology, and 2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Agronomy,
Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in Brno, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Cz
ech Republic
3 Grain Marketing and Production Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA

4 Department of Natural Drugs, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Palackeho 1-3, CZ-612 42 Brno, Czech Republic

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: kizek@sci.muni.cz

Received: 13 December 2006 / Accepted: 27 February 2007 / Published: 5 March 2007

Full Paper:
A Fluorimetric Sensor for Detection of One Living Cell

Sensors
2007, 7,
222-238 (PDF format, 269 K)

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Guang Li 1,*, You Wang 2 and Hui Xu 1
1 National Laboratory of Industrial Control Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R. China
Tel: +86-13558068126, Fax: +86-571-87952233-8228, E-mail: guangli@zju.edu.cn (Guang Li), E-mail: hxu2@iipc.zju.edu.cn (Hui Xu)
2 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R. China, E-mail: king_wy@zjuem.zju.edu.cn
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 5 January 2007 / Accepted: 28 February 2007 / Published: 5 March 2007
Full Paper: A Hydrogen Peroxide Sensor Prepared by Electropolymerization of Pyrrole Based on Screen-Printed Carbon Paste Electrodes
Sensors 2007, 7, 239-250 (PDF format,  138 K)

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Xue Wang *, Jun-Jie Ma , Sheng Wang and Dao-Wei Bi
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Department of Precision Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China; E-mails: {wang_sheng00, mjj, bdw02}@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: wangxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn.
Received: 28 January 2007 / Accepted: 1 March 2007 / Published: 5 March 2007
Full Paper: Prediction-based Dynamic Energy Management in Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2007, 7, 251-266 (PDF format, 197 K)

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Hua Bai and Gaoquan Shi*
Department of Chemistry and Key Lab of Bio-organic Phosphorus and Chemical Biology of Education Commission of China, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China
E-mail: gshi@tsinghua.edu.cn, baihua00@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. 
Received: 30 October 2006 / Accepted: 2 March 2007 / Published: 7 March 2007
Review: Gas Sensors Based on Conducting Polymers
Sensors 2007, 7, 267-307 (PDF format, 514 K)
(This paper belongs to "Special Issue: Gas Sensors (gas detection, gas analysis)" edited by Wenfeng Peng, E-mail: wpeng@indsci.com)

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Suzana Cakic 1, Caslav Lacnjevac 2,*, Jakov Stamenkovic 1, Nikola Ristic 2, Ljiljana Takic 1, Miroljub Barac 2 and Miladin Gligoric 3
1 Faculty of Technology, 16000 Leskovac, Bul. oslobodjenja 124, Serbia Suzana Cakic, e-mail: suzana_cakic@yahoo.com, Ljiljana Takic, e-mail: ljilja_t@yahoo.com Jakov Stamenkovic, e-mail: jakov_stamenkovic@yahoo.com,  2 Faculty of Agriculture, 11080 Belgrade-Zemun, St. Nemanjina 6, Serbia, Caslav Lacnjevac, e-mail: ukilaki@eunet.yu or lcaja@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu, Miroljub Barac, e-mail: baracm@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu, Nikola Ristic, e-mail nristic@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu, 3 Faculty of Technology, Zvornik, BIH, Miladin Gligoric, e-mail: lcaja@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu                              
*To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ukilaki@eunet.yu or lcaja@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu
 
Received: 6 February 2007 / Accepted: 8 March 2007 / Published: 13 March 2007
Full Paper: Effects of the Acrylic Polyol Structure and the Selectivity of the Employed Catalyst on the Performance of Two-component Aqueous Polyurethane Coatings
Sensors 2007, 7, 308-318 (PDF format, 148 K)

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Khaled Sadek and Walied Moussa*
4-9, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2G8
E-mail: Walied.Moussa@ualberta.ca
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. 
Received: 8 October 2006 / Accepted: 16 February 2007 / Published: 14 March 2007
Full Research Paper: Studying the Effect of Deposition Conditions on the Performance and Reliability of MEMS Gas Sensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 319-340 (PDF format, 4690 K)
(This paper belongs to "Special Issue: Gas Sensors (gas detection, gas analysis)" edited by Wenfeng Peng, E-mail: wpeng@indsci.com)

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Miroslav Pohanka 1,2, Oto Pavliš 1 and Petr Skládal 2,*
1 Center of Biological Defense, Těchonín, Czech Republic
2 Institute of Biochemistry, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. (Email: skladal@chemi.muni.cz)
Received: 22 February 2007 / Accepted: 15 March 2007 / Published: 20 March 2007
Full Paper: Rapid Characterization of Monoclonal Antibodies using the Piezoelectric Immunosensor
Sensors 2007, 7, 341-353 (PDF format, 244 K)

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Xue Wang *, Sheng Wang and Jun-Jie Ma
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China;
E-mails: † wang_sheng00@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn; ‡ mjj@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: wangxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn.
Received: 6 March 2007 / Accepted: 20 March 2007 / Published: 22 March 2007
Full Paper: An Improved Co-evolutionary Particle Swarm Optimization for Wireless Sensor Networks with Dynamic Deployment
Sensors 2007, 7, 354-370 (PDF format, 390 K)

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Snezana  Jovanovic *, Miroljub  Barac, Ognjen Macej, Tanja Vucic and Caslav Lacnjevac
Institute of Food Technology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, 11081 Belgrade-Zemun, Serbia
Snezana Jovanovic, e-mail: snezanaj@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu, Miroljub Barac, e-mail:
baracm@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu, Ognjen Macej,
e-mail: mleko@ agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu, Tanja Vucic, e-m
ail: tvucic@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu, Caslav Lacnjevac, e-mail: lcaja@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu
*To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ukilaki@eunet.yu or lcaja@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu
 
Received:26 February 2007  / Accepted:15 March 2007  / Published: 23 March 2007
Full Paper: SDS-PAGE Analysis of Soluble Proteins in Reconstituted Milk Exposed to Different Heat Treatments
Sensors 2007, 7, 371-383 (PDF format, 563 K)

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Michal Borecki
Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology, 75 Koszykowa Str. 00-662 Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: borecki@imio.pw.edu.pl, Fax: +48 (22) 628 8740
Received: 20 February 2007 / Accepted: 22 March 2007 / Published: 26 March 2007

Full Paper: Intelligent Fiber Optic Sensor for Estimating the Concentration of a Mixture-Design and Working Principle
Sensors 2007, 7, 384-399 (PDF format, 597 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Joaquín A. Ortuño, Vicente Ródenas, Mª Soledad García, Mª Isabel Albero and Concepción Sánchez-Pedreño *
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Murcia, 30071 Murcia, Spain.
E-mail: jortuno@um.es, vicente.rodenas@carm.es, msgarcia@um.es, mialbero@um.es, spedreno@um.es
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Received: 29 January 2007 / Accepted:19 March 2007 / Published: 27 March 2007
Full Paper: A New Tiapride Selective Electrode and Its Clinical Application
Sensors 2007, 7, 400-409 (PDF format, 77 K)

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Ying Zhang, Hua Wang and Rong H. Yang*
Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, China
E-mail address: Yangrh@pku.edu.cn; Fax. +86-10-62751708
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 27 February 2007 / Accepted:22 March 2007 / Published:30 March 2007
Full Paper: Colorimetric and Fluorescent Sensing of SCN- Based on meso-Tetraphenylporphyrin/meso-Tetraphenylporphyrin Cobalt(II) System
Sensors 2007, 7, 410-419 (PDF format, 166 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Physiological Sensing” Edited by Marshall D. Porterfield)


Issue 4 (April 2007) pages 420-627

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Sarah M. Kirwan 1, Gaia Rocchitta 1,$, Colm P. McMahon 1, Jennifer D. Craig 1, Sarah J. Killoran 1, Kylie B. O’Brien 1,2, Pier A. Serra 1,$,
John P. Lowry 2 and Robert D. O’Neill 1,*

1 UCD School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland; E-mail: Robert.ONeill@UCD.ie
2 Sensors Development Unit, BioAnalytics Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co, Kildare, Ireland; E-mail: John.Lowry@NUIM.ie
$ Present Address: Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, University of Sassari, Viale S. Pietro 43/b, 07100, Sassari, Italy
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 27 March 2007 / Accepted: 10 April 2007 / Published: 12 April 2007
Full Paper: Modifications of Poly(o-phenylenediamine) Permselective Layer on Pt-Ir for Biosensor Application in Neurochemical Monitoring
Sensors 2007, 7, 420-437 (PDF format, 149 K)

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Mojtaba Shamsipur 1,*, Sayed Yahya Kazemi 2 and Hashem Sharghi 3
1 Department of Chemistry, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran; E-mail: mshamsipur@yahoo.com
2 Department of Science, College of Agriculture, Mazandaran University, Sari, Iran
3 Department of Chemistry, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 6 February 2007 / Accepted:16 March 2007 / Published: 12 April 2007
Full Paper: Design of a Selective and Sensitive PVC-Membrane Potentiometric Sensor for Strontium Ion Based on 1,10-Diaza-5,6-benzo-4,7-dioxacyclohexadecane-2,9-dioneas
a Neutral Ionophore

Sensors 2007, 7, 438-447 (PDF format, 213 K)

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Jing Chen 1 and Yanjun Fang 2,*
1 Department of  Chemistry , Tianjin  Normal  University, Tianjin   300073, P. R. China
2 Institute of Hygienic and Environmental Medicine, No.1 Dali Road, Tianjin  300050, P. R. China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: yanjunfang1973@163.com
Received: 23 March 2007 / Accepted: 4 April 2007 / Published: 16 April 2007
Review: Flow Injection Technique for Biochemical Analysis with Chemiluminescence Detection in Acidic Media
Sensors 2007, 7, 448-458 (PDF format, 116 K)

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Xavier Tortolero 1,2, Kei Masani 1,2,* and Milos R. Popovic 1,2
1 Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, 164 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory, Lyndhurst Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
E-mail: xavier.tortolero@utoronto.ca, milos.popovic@utoronto.ca
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: k.masani@utoronto.ca
Received: 23 February 2007 / Accepted: 13 April 2007 / Published: 18 April 2007
Full Paper: Step Prediction During Perturbed Standing Using Center Of Pressure Measurements
Sensors 2007, 7, 459-472 (PDF format, 137 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Physiological Sensing” Edited by Marshall D. Porterfield)

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Cédric Cochrane 1, 2, Vladan Koncar 1,*, Maryline Lewandowski 1 and Claude Dufour 2
1
Laboratoire de Génie et Matériaux Textiles (GEMTEX), 9 rue de l’Ermitage – BP 30329, 59056 Roubaix Cedex 01, France; E-mail: cedric.cochrane@ensait.fr, vladan.koncar@ensait.fr, maryline.lewandowski@ensait.fr
2 IEMN, Cité Scientifique, Avenue Poincaré – BP 60069, 59652 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France; E-mail: claude.dufour@IEMN.Univ-Lille1.fr * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: vladan.koncar@ensait.fr
Received: 13 March 2007 / Accepted: 17 April 2007 / Published: 18 April 2007
Full Paper: Design and Development of a Flexible Strain Sensor for Textile Structures Based on a Conductive Polymer Composite
Sensors 2007, 7, 473-492 (PDF format, 226 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Ling-Sheng Jang 1,2* and Kuo-Ching Kuo 2
1 Department of Electrical Engineering and Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 710, Taiwan
2 Institute of Nanotechnology and Microsystem Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 710, Taiwan; E-mail: oak9137852654@yahoo.com.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed
; E-mail: lsjang@ee.ncku.edu.tw
Received: 16 February 2007 / Accepted: 4 April 2007 / Published: 18 April 2007
Full Paper: Fabrication and Characterization of PZT Thick Films for Sensing and Actuation
Sensors 2007, 7, 493-507 (PDF format, 776 K)

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Vittorio M. N. Passaro 1,*, Francesco Dell’Olio 1, Biagio Casamassima 1 and Francesco De Leonardis 2
1 Photonics Research Group, Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica, Politecnico di Bari, via Edoardo Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
2 Photonics Research Group, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Ambiente e per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, Politecnico di Bari, viale del Turismo n. 8, 74100 Taranto, Italy
* E-mail: passaro@deemail.poliba.it; URL page: http://dee.poliba.it/photonicsgroup
Received: 23 March 2007 / Accepted: 24 April 2007 / Published: 25 April 2007 
Review: Guided-Wave Optical Biosensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 508-536 (PDF format, 579 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Young Soo Suh
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan, Nmagu, Ulsan 680-749, Korea; E-mail: yssuh@uou2.ulsan.ac.kr
Received: 3 April 2007 / Accepted: 24 April 2007 / Published: 26 April 2007
Full Paper: Send-On-Delta Sensor Data TransmissionWith A Linear Predictor
Sensors 2007, 7, 537-547 (PDF format, 143 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Mike Schwank 1,* and Timothy R. Green 2
1 Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems (ITES), ETH-Zürich, Universitätstr. 16, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
2
USDA-ARS, Agricultural Systems Research Unit, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: mike@schwank.ch

Received: 28 February 2007 / Accepted: 23 April 2007 / Published: 26 April 2007
Full Paper: Simulated Effects of Soil Temperature and Salinity on Capacitance Sensor Measurements
Sensors 2007, 7, 548-577 (PDF format, 1006 K)

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Lijun Zhao 1, Baoqiang Lv 2, Hongyan Yuan 2, Zaide Zhou 1 and Dan Xiao 1,2,*
1 College of chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610064, P. R. China
2 College of chemical engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610064, P. R. China

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Fax +86 28 85407859; Tel. +86 28 85407958; E-mail: xiaodan@scu.edu.cn

Received: 14 March 2007 / Accepted: 19 April 2007 / Published: 26 April 2007
Full Paper: A Sensitive Chemiluminescence Method for Determination of Hydroquinone and Catechol
Sensors 2007, 7, 578-588 (PDF format, 132 K)

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Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault 1,*, Claude Martelet 2, Yann Chevolot 3 and Jean-Pierre Cloarec 3

1 LSA, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France; E-mail :  Nicole.Jaffrezic@univ-lyon1.fr
2
AMPERE and 3INL, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, 69134 Ecully Cedex, France ; E-mail : Claude.Martelet@ec-lyon.fr, Yann.Chevolot@ec-lyon.fr, Jean-Pierre.Cloarec@ec-lyon.fr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Tel: +33 472431182, Fax: +33 472431206,    E-mail: nicole.jaffrezic@univ-lyon1.fr

Received: 5 March 2007 / Accepted: 10 April 2007 / Published: 30 April 2007 
Review: Biosensors and Bio-Bar Code Assays Based on Biofunctionalized Magnetic Microbeads
Sensors 2007, 7, 589-614 (PDF format, 356 K)

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Florica Manea 1,*, Ciprian Radovan 2, Ioana Corb 1, Aniela Pop 1, Georgeta Burtica 1, Plamen Malchev 3, Stephen Picken 3
and Joop Schoonman 3

1 ”Politehnica” University of Timisoara, P-ta Victoriei, nr.2, 300006, Timisoara, Romania;
E-mail: florica.manea@chim.upt.ro; E-mail: ioana.corb@chim.upt.ro; E-mail: aniela.pop@chim.upt.ro; E-mail: georgeta.burtica@chim.upt.ro

2
West University of Timisoara, Str.Pestalozzi, nr.16, 300115, Romania E-mail: radovan@cbg.uvt.ro
3
Delft University of Technology, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands; E-mail: p.g.malchev@tnw.tudelft.nl; E-mail: s.j.picken@tnw.tudelft.nl; E-mail: j.schoonman@tnw.tudelft.nl
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 13 April 2007 / Accepted: 30 April 2007 / Published: 30 April 2007
Full Paper: Electrochemical Oxidation and Determination of Oxalic Acid at an Exfoliated Graphite-Polystyrene Composite Electrode
Sensors 2007, 7, 615-627 (PDF format, 1820 K)

Issue 5 (May 2007) pages 628-796

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Xue Wang *, Jun-Jie Ma , Sheng Wang and Dao-Wei Bi
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China; E-mails: {mjj, wang_sheng00, bdw02}@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: wangxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn.
Received: 25 April 2007  / Accepted: 8 May 2007 / Published: 10 May 2007
Full Paper: Distributed Particle Swarm Optimization and Simulated Annealing for Energy-efficient Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2007, 7, 628-648 (PDF format, 403 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing
” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Matthias Burkhalter
Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), Matthaeusstrasse 11, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland, Tel. +41 61 683 7734, Fax +41 61 302 8918, E-mail: sensors@mdpi.org
Received: 10 May 2007 / Published: 11 May 2007
Assistant Editor’s Note: Sensors Makes Sense
Sensors 2007, 7, 649 (PDF format, 72 K)

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Chaikarn Liewhiran 1,2 and Sukon Phanichphant 2,*
1 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
2 Nanoscience Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200.
Received: 19 April 2007 / Accepted: 11 May 2007 / Published: 15 May 2007

Full Paper: Improvement of Flame-made ZnO Nanoparticulate Thick Film Morphology for Ethanol Sensing
Sensors 2007, 7, 650-675 (PDF format, 663 K)

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Bassam Alfeeli 1,2*, Gary Pickrell 1,2, Marc A. Garland 3 and Anbo Wang 2
1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA; E-mail: alfeeli@vt.edu; pickrell@vt.edu.
2 Virginia Tech Center for Photonics Technology, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA; E-mail: awang@vt.edu.
3 Nuclear Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA; E-mail: garlandma@ornl.gov.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed
Received: 29 March 2007 / Accepted: 22 May 2007 / Published: 24 May 2007
Full Paper: Behavior of Random Hole Optical Fibers under Gamma Ray Irradiation and Its Potential Use in Radiation Sensing Applications
Sensors 2007, 7, 676-688 (PDF format, 712 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Photonic Sensors for Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Agent Detection” Edited by Gary Pickrell and Teng K. Ooi)

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Lei Shi, Yonghao Xu, Wei Tan and Xianfeng Chen*
Department of Physics, the State Key Laboratory on Fiber Optic Local Area Communication Networks and Advanced Optical Communication Systems, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: xfchen@sjtu.edu.cn
Received: 4 April 2007 / Accepted: 3 May 2007 / Published: 24 May 2007
Full Paper: Simulation of Optical Microfiber Loop Resonators for Ambient Refractive Index Sensing
Sensors 2007, 7, 689-696 (PDF format, 195 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Dong-Sam Park 1,*, Dae-Jin Yun 1, Myeong-Woo Cho 2 and Bong-Cheol Shin 2
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Incheon, Incheon 402-749, Korea; E-mail: dspark@incheon.ac.kr, E-mail: ddaeji@incheon.ac.kr.
2 Division of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea; E-mail: chomwnet@inha.ac.kr, E-mail: kenny77b@inhanian.net
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 2 May 2007 / Accepted: 21 May 2007 / Published: 24 May 2007
Full Paper: An Experimental Study on the Fabrication of Glass-based Acceleration Sensor Body Using Micro Powder Blasting Method
Sensors 2007, 7, 697-707 (PDF format, 774 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Chunhua Liu 1, Xiupei Yang 1,3, Hongyan Yuan 2, Zaide Zhou 1 and Dan Xiao 1,2,*
1 College of Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China
2 College of Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, P. R. China
3 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, China West Normal University, Nanchong, 637002, P. R. China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: xiaodan@scu.edu.cn
Received: 16 March 2007 / Accepted: 29 May 2007 / Published: 31 May 2007
Full Paper: Preparation of Silver Nanoparticle and Its Application to the Determination of ct-DNA
Sensors 2007, 7, 708-718 (PDF format, 893 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Kang-Deuk Seo 1, Kwang-Pill Lee 2, Anantha Iyengar Gopalan 2, Sang J. Chung 3, Yong Taik Lim 3 and Seong-Ho Choi 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry, BK 21 NanoBiosensor Research Team, Hannam University, Daejeon 305-811, Republic of Korea;  2 Department of Chemistry Graduate School, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701, Republic of Korea; 3 Korea Research Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Daejeon 305-333, Republic of Korea
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: shchoi@hannam.ac.kr
Received: 17 April 2007 / Accepted: 29 May 2007 / Published: 31 May 2007
Communication: Horseradish Peroxidase (HRP) Immobilized Poly(aniline-co-m-aminophenol) Film Electrodes–fabrication and Evaluation as Hydrogen Peroxide Sensor
Sensors 2007, 7, 719-729 (PDF format, 4340 K)

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Sungyun Park 1, Kwangcheol Shin 1, Ajith Abraham 2 and SangYong Han 1,*
1 School of Computer Science and Engineering, Chung-Ang University 221, Heukseok-dong,
Dongjak-gu, Seoul 156-756, Korea; E-mail: mouse500@ec.cse.cau.ac.kr kcshin@ec.cse.cau.ac.kr  hansy@cau.ac.kr
2 Center of Excellence for Quantifiable Quality of Service (Q2S), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; E-mail: ajith.abraham@ieee.org
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: hansy@cau.ac.kr
Received: 26 April 2007  / Accepted: 30 May 2007 / Published: 31 May 2007
Full Paper: Optimized Self Organized Sensor Networks
Sensors 2007, 7, 730-742 (PDF format, 308 K)

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Veronika Supalkova 1,2, Jiri Petrek 1, Jiri Baloun 1,2, Vojtech Adam 1,3, Karel Bartusek 4, Libuse Trnkova 5, Miroslava Beklova 6, Vaclav Diopan 1,2, Ladislav Havel 1 and René Kizek 2,*
1 Department of Plant Biology, 2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and 3 Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
4 Institute of Scientific Instruments, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Kralovopolska 147, CZ-612 00 Brno, Czech Republic
5 Department Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, CZ-611 37 Brno,
Czech Republic
6 Department of Veterinary Ecology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Palackeho 1-3, CZ-612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: kizek@sci.muni.cz
Received: 5 May 2007 / Accepted: 23 May 2007 / Published: 31May 2007
Full Paper: Multi-instrumental Investigation of Affecting of Early Somatic Embryos of Spruce by Cadmium(II) and Lead(II) Ions
Sensors 2007, 7, 743-759 (PDF format, 515 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Wen-Ming Zhang 1,*, Guang Meng 1 and Di Chen 2
1 State Key Laboratory of Mechanical System and Vibration, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, China
2 National Key Laboratory of Micro/Nano Fabrication Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
1954 Huashan Road, Shanghai 200030, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: wenmingz@sjtu.edu.cn.
Received: 13 April 2007 / Accepted: 22 May 2007 / Published: 31 May 2007 
Review: Stability, Nonlinearity and Reliability of Electrostatically Actuated MEMS Devices
Sensors 2007, 7, 760-796 (PDF format, 605 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)
 
Issue 6 (June 2007) pages 797-1027

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María Espinosa Bosch 1, Antonio Jesús Ruiz Sánchez 2, Fuensanta Sánchez Rojas 3,* and Catalina Bosch Ojeda 3
1 Department of Pharmacy, General Hospital, University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Manuel Siurot s/n, 41013, Sevilla, Spain; E-mail: (maria.espinosa.sspa@juntadeandalucia.es)
2 Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Málaga, Campus Teatinos s/n, 29071, Málaga, Spain; E-mail: (ajruizs@uma.es)
3 Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Málaga, Campus Teatinos s/n, 29071, Málaga, Spain
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: fsanchezr@uma.es
Received: 21 May 2007  / Accepted: 1 June 2007  / Published: 4 June 2007
Review: Recent Development in Optical Fiber Biosensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 797-859 (PDF format, 384 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Mónica García 1*, Luis Villagarcía 2, Sergio Contreras 1, Francisco Domingo1,3 and Juan Puigdefábregas 1
1 Departamento de Desertificación y Geoecología. Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas. General Segura, 1. 04001, Almería, Spain. Phone: +34-950281045, Fax: +34 950 27 71 00, monica@eeza.csic.es, sergio@eeza.csic.es, poveda@eeza.csic.es, puigdefa@eeza.csic.es
2 Departamento de Sistemas Físicos, Químicos y Naturales. Universidad Pablo Olavide. Sevilla. Spain lvisail@upo.es
3 Departamento de Biología Vegetal y Ecología, Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad de Almería, 04120 Almería, Spain
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 5 April 2007  / Accepted: 2 June 2007  / Published: 6 June 2007
Full Research Paper: Comparison of Three Operative Models for Estimating the Surface Water Deficit Using ASTER Reflective and Thermal Data
Sensors 2007, 7, 860-883 (PDF format, 2536 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Philippe Forget 1 and Gael André 2
1 LSEET, UMR 6017 CNRS-Université du Sud Toulon Var, BP132, 83957 La Garde, France, philippe.forget@lseet.univ-tln.fr
2 IFREMER, DYNECO, Centre de Brest, BP70, 29280 Plouzané, France, Gael.Andre@ifremer.fr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 3 May 2007  / Accepted: 4 June 2007  / Published: 6 June 2007
Full Research Paper: Can Satellite-derived Chlorophyll Imagery Be Used to Trace Surface Dynamics in Coastal Zone? A Case Study in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea
Sensors 2007, 7, 884-904 (PDF format, 2641 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Patrick Heasler *, Christian Posse, Jeff Hylden and Kevin Anderson
PO Box 999, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99352, E-mail: patrick.heasler@pnl.gov, christian.posse@pnl.gov, E-mail: jeff.hylden@pnl.gov, kevin.anderson@pnl.gov
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 12 April 2007  / Accepted: 6 June 2007  / Published:  13 June 2007
Full Research Paper: Nonlinear Bayesian Algorithms for Gas Plume Detection and Estimation from Hyper-spectral Thermal Image Data
Sensors 2007, 7, 905-920 (PDF format, 324 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Maria Alsina 1, Francesc Escudero 1, Jordi Margalef 2, Vicente Cambra 3 and José Gisbert 3
1 TT- Electronics Area, Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona – Spain. E-mails: M.Alsina:malsinac@salle.url.edu; F.Escudero: sisco@salle.url.edu
2 Electronics Department, Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona – Spain. jordm@salle.url.edu
3 AITEX Instituto tecnológico del textil, Carrer Telers, 20 - Apdo. 344, 46870 Ontinyent - Spain. E-mails: V.Cambra: vcambra@aitex.es; J.Gisbert: jgisbert@aitex.es
Received: 8 May 2007/ Accepted: 7 June 2007 / Published:  13 June 2007
Full Paper: Detection of the Deformation of an Intelligent Textile in a Specific Point
Sensors 2007, 7, 921-931 (PDF format, 348 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Veronika Supalkova 1,2, Dalibor Huska 1,2, Vaclav Diopan 1,2, Pavel Hanustiak 3, Ondrej Zitka 2,4, Karel Stejskal 2,4, Jiri Baloun 1,2, Jiri Pikula 3, Ladislav Havel 1, Josef Zehnalek 2, Vojtech Adam 2,5, Libuse Trnkova 6, Miroslava Beklova 3 and Rene Kizek 2*
1 Department of Plant Biology, 2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and 5 Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
3 Department of Veterinary Ecology and Environmental Protection, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Palackeho 1-3, CZ-612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
5 Department of Biochemistry, and 6 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, CZ-611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: kizek@sci.muni.cz
Received: 18 May 2007 / Accepted: 12 June 2007 / Published: 13 June 2007
Full Paper: Electroanalysis of Plant Thiols
Sensors 2007, 7, 932-959 (PDF format, 595 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Ling-Fu Meng 1,*, Chiu-Ping Lu 1, Hsiao-Lung Chan 2
1 Department of Occupational Therapy and Institute of Clinical Behavioral Science, Chang Gung University, Guei-Shan, Taoyuan, 333, Taiwan; E-mail: lfmeng@mail.cgu.edu.tw
2 Department of Electrical Engineering, Chang Gung University, Guei-Shan, Taoyuan, 333, Taiwan; E-mail: chanhl@mail.cgu.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 15 May 2007  / Accepted: 12 June 2007 / Published: 15 June 2007
Full Paper: Time-varying Brain Potentials and Interhemispheric Coherences of Anterior and Posterior Regions during Repetitive Unimanual Finger Movements
Sensors 2007, 7, 960-978  (PDF format, 347 K)

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Gabriel B. Senay 1,*, Michael Budde 2, James P. Verdin 3 and Assefa M. Melesse 4
1 SAIC/US Geological Survey EROS/Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence, South, Dakota State University, Sioux Falls, SD, USA;
E-mail: senay@usgs.gov; Tel: (605) 594-2758
2 SAIC/US Geological Survey EROS, Sioux Falls, SD, USA; E-mail: mbudde@usgs.gov; Tel: (605) 594-2619
3 US Geological Survey EROS, Sioux Falls, SD, USA; E-mail: verdin@usgs.gov; Tel: (605) 594-6018
4 Department of Environmental Studies, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA; E-mail: assefa.melesse@fiu.edu; Tel: (305) 348-6518
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 14 May 2007  / Accepted: 12 June 2007 / Published: 15 June 2007
Full Research Paper: A Coupled Remote Sensing and Simplified Surface Energy Balance Approach to Estimate Actual Evapotranspiration from Irrigated Fields
Sensors 2007, 7, 979-1000 (PDF format, 2180 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Xue Wang *, Sheng Wang †, Dao-Wei Bi ‡ and Jun-Jie Ma §
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China; E-mails: {mjj, wang_sheng00, bdw02}@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: wangxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn.
Received: 6 June 2007 / Accepted: 25 June 2007 / Published: 25 June 2007
Full Paper: Distributed Peer-to-Peer Target Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2007, 7, 1001-1027 (PDF format, 1330 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing
” Edited by Xue Wang)

Issue 7 (July 2007) pages 1028-1342

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Jason Bond *, Don Kim , Adam Chrzanowski  and Anna Szostak-Chrzanowski 
Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, University of New Brunswick, 15 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada;
E-mail: jason.bond@unb.ca, kim@unb.ca, adamc@unb.ca, amc@unb.ca 
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 29 May 2007 / Accepted: 26 June 2007 / Published: 28 June 2007 
Full Paper: Development of a Fully Automated, GPS Based Monitoring System for Disaster Prevention and Emergency Preparedness: PPMS+RT
Sensors 2007, 7, 1028-1046 (PDF format, 661 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Chi-Cheng Cheng * and Gwo-Long Lin **
Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, 70 Lien-hai Rd. Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan, Republic of China
E-mail: ** d8932808@student.nsysu.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Phone: +886-7-525-4236; Fax: +886-7-525-4299; E-mail: chengcc@mail.nsysu.edu.tw

Received: 8 May 2007 / Accepted: 26 June 2007 / Published: 27 June 2007 
Full Paper: Motion Estimation Using the Single-row Superposition-type Planar Compound-like Eye
Sensors 2007, 7, 1047-1068 (PDF format, 381 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Timo Veijola 1,* and Peter Raback 2
1 Helsinki University of Technology, P.O. Box 3000, FIN-02015 TKK, Finland, E-mail: timo.veijola@tkk.fi
2 CSC – Scientific Computing Ltd., P.O. Box 405, FIN-02101 Espoo, Finland. E-mail: raback@csc.fi
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 18 May 2007 / Accepted: 27 June 2007 / Published: 28 June 2007
Full Paper: Methods for Solving Gas Damping Problems in Perforated Microstructures Using a 2D Finite-Element Solver
Sensors 2007, 7, 1069-1090 (PDF format, 745 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Hongxia Chen 1, Minsu Lee 2, Sungwook Choi 3, Jae-Ho Kim 3, Heung-Jin Choi 4, Sung-Hoon Kim 4, Jeabeom Lee 5 and Kwangnak Koh 5,*
1 College of Pharmacy, Pusan National University, Pusan 609-735, Korea; E-mail: chenhongxia@pusan.ac.kr
2 Seed Biochips, Chung-Buk, 363-883, Korea; E-mail: antilee@naver.com
3 Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, Suwon 442-749, Korea; E-mail: jhkim@ajou.ac.kr
4 Department of Textile System Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Taegu 702-701, Korea; E-mail: choihj@knu.ac.kr; shokim@knu.ac.kr
5 Department of Nanomedical Engineering, Pusan National University, Pusan 609-735, Korea; E-mail: jeabeom@pusan.ac.kr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: koh@pusan.ac.kr
Received: 19 June 2007 / Accepted: 28 June 2007 / Published: 29 June 2007 
Full Paper: Comparative Study of Protein Immobilization Properties on Calixarene Monolayers
Sensors 2007, 7, 1091-1107 (PDF format, 848 K)

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Masashi Hayakawa 1,*, Katsumi Hattori 2 and Kenji Ohta 3
1 Department of Electronic Engineering and Research Station on Seismo Electromagnetics, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan;
E-mail: hayakawa@whistler.ee.uec.ac.jp
2 Faculty of Science, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi, Inage Chiba 263-8522, Japan; E-mail: hattori@earth.s.chiba-u.ac.jp
3 Department of Electronics, Chubu University, 1200 Matsumoto-cho, Kasugai, Aichi 487-8501, Japan; E-mail: ohta@isc.chubu.ac.jp
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 14 June 2007 / Accepted: 26 June 2007 / Published: 4 July 2007
Full Paper: Monitoring of ULF (Ultra-Low-Frequency) Geomagnetic Variations Associated with Earthquakes
Sensors 2007, 7, 1108-1122 (PDF format, 772 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Zarini Muhammad Tahir 1,*, Evangelyn C. Alocilja 1,* and Daniel L. Grooms 2  
1 Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
E-mail: zarinitahir@gmail.com, E-mail: Alocilja@msu.edu
2 Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
E-mail: groomsd@cvm.msu.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 6 December 2006  / Accepted: 7 June 2007  / Published: 9 July 2007
Full Paper: Indium Tin Oxide-Polyaniline Biosensor: Fabrication and Characterization
Sensors 2007, 7, 1123-1140 (PDF format, 797 K)

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Masashi Hayakawa
Department of Electronic Engineering and Research Station on Seismo Electromagnetics, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan;
E-mail: hayakawa@whistler.ee.uec.ac.jp
Received: 18 June 2007 / Accepted: 5 July 2007 / Published: 10 July 2007
Full Paper: VLF/LF Radio Sounding of Ionospheric Perturbations Associated with Earthquakes
Sensors 2007, 7,  1141-1158 (PDF format, 414 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Chaikarn Liewhiran 1,2 and Sukon Phanichphant 2,*
1 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
2 Nanoscience Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 6 June 2007 / Accepted: 9 July 2007 / Published: 11 July 2007
Full Paper: Effects of Palladium Loading on the Response of Thick Film Flame-made ZnO Gas Sensor for Detection of Ethanol Vapor 
Sensors 2007, 7, 1159-1184 (PDF format, 2490 K)

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Joaquin A. Ortuño* and C. Rueda
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Murcia, 30071-Murcia, Spain; E-mail: jortuno@um.es
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 12 June 2007 / Accepted: 11 July 2007 / Published: 11 July 2007
Full Paper: Flow-Injection Amperometric Determination of Tacrine based on Ion Transfer across a Water–Plasticized Polymeric Membrane Interface
Sensors 2007, 7, 1185-1192 (PDF format, 125 K)

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Xue Wang *, Jun-Jie Ma , Sheng Wang and Dao-Wei Bi
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China; E-mails: {mjj, wang_sheng00, bdw02}@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: wangxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn.
Received: 26 June 2007 / Accepted: 12 July 2007 / Published: 13 July 2007
Full Paper: Cluster-based Dynamic Energy Management for Collaborative Target Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2007, 7, 1193-1215 (PDF format, 551K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing
” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Hongxia Chen 1, Youn Sook Kim 2, Sam-Rok Keum 3, Sung-Hoon Kim 4, Heung-Jin Choi 4, Jaebeom Lee 2, Won Gun An 2
and Kwangnak Koh 2,* 

1 College of Pharmacy, Pusan National University, Pusan 609-735, Korea
2 College of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Pusan National University, Pusan 609-735, Korea
3 College of Science and Technology, Jochiwon 339-700, Korea
4 College of Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Taegu 702-701, Korea
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: koh@pusan.ac.kr
Received: 18 June 2007 / Accepted: 13 July 2007 / Published: 16 July 2007 
Communication: Surface Plasmon Spectroscopic Detection of Saxitoxin
Sensors 2007, 7, 1216-1223 (PDF format, 159 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Marina Storani de Almeida, Carlos Dias Maciel * and José Carlos Pereira
Laboratory of Instrumentation and Microelectronics, Department of Electrical Engineering,
São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo, Av. Trabalhador São-carlense, 400, São Carlos 13560-590, SP, Brazil
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: maciel@sel.eesc.usp.br
Received: 22 March 2007 / Accepted: 19 June 2007 / Published: 16 July 2007
Full Paper: Proposal for an Ultrasonic Tool to Monitor the Osseointegration of Dental Implants
Sensors 2007, 7, 1224-1237 (PDF format, 1219 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Physiological Sensing” Edited by Marshall D. Porterfield)

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Jaromir Hubalek 1, Jan Hradecky 2, Vojtech Adam 2,3, Olga Krystofova 2, Dalibor Huska 2, Michal Masarik 4, Libuse Trnkova 5, Ales Horna 6, Katerina Klosova 1, Martin Adamek 1, Josef Zehnalek 2 and Rene Kizek 1,*
1 Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, Udolni 53, CZ-602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and 3 Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
4 Department of Pathological Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Komenskeho namesti 2, CZ-662 43 Brno, Czech Republic
5 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, CZ-611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
6 Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University, T.G. Masaryka 275, CZ-762 72 Zlin, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: kizek@sci.muni.cz
Received: 3 July 2007 / Accepted: 13 July 2007 / Published: 16 July 2007
Full Paper: Spectrometric and Voltammetric Analysis of Urease – Nickel Nanoelectrode as an Electrochemical Sensor
Sensors 2007, 7, 1238-1255 (PDF format, 246 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Ondrej Zitka 1,2, Dalibor Huska 1, Sona Krizkova 1, Vojtech Adam 1,3, Grace J. Chavis 4, Libuse Trnkova 5, Ales Horna 6,
Jaromir Hubalek 7 and Rene Kizek 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and 3 Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, Faculty of Agronomy,
Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2 Department of Biochemistry, and 5 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, CZ-611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
4 Department of Chemistry, University of California, One Shields Avenue, CA-956 16 Davis, USA
6 Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University, T.G. Masaryka 275, CZ-762 72 Zlin, Czech Republic
7 Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, Udolni 53, CZ-602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: kizek@sci.muni.cz
Received: 15 June 2007 / Accepted: 13 July 2007 / Published: 20 July 2007
Full Paper: An Investigation of Glutathione-Platinum(II) Interactions by Means of the Flow Injection Analysis Using Glassy Carbon Electrode
Sensors 2007, 7, 1256-1270 (PDF format, 124 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Sona Krizkova 1, Miroslava Beklova 2, Jiri Pikula 2,*, Vojtech Adam 1, Ales Horna 3 and René Kizek 1
1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry Brno, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2 Department of Veterinary Ecology and Environmental Protection, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical University Brno, Palackeho 1/3, CZ-612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
3 Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University, T.G. Masaryka 275, CZ-762 72 Zlin, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail:pikulaj@vfu.cz
Received: 28 June 2007 / Accepted: 18 July 2007 / Published: 20 July 2007
Full Paper: Hazards of Secondary Bromadiolone Intoxications Evaluated using High-performance Liquid Chromatography with Electrochemical Detection
Sensors 2007, 7, 1271-1286 (PDF format, 276 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Okkyung Choi 1 and SangYong Han 2,*
1 Yonsei Graduate School of Information, #303-6, New Millennium hall, 134, Shinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 120-749, Korea; E-mail: okchoi20@gmail.com
2 School of Computer Science and Engineering, Chung-Ang University 221, Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 156-756, Korea; E-mail: hansy@cau.ac.kr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. hansy@cau.ac.kr
Received: 8 June 2007 / Accepted: 16 July 2007 / Published: 20 July 2007
Full Paper:
Ubiquitous Computing Services Discovery and Execution Using a Novel Intelligent Web Services Algorithm
Sensors 2007, 7, 1287-1305 (PDF format, 703 K)

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Barbara Brezovec * and Vojko Matko
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Smetanova 17, Maribor, Slovenia,
E-mail: barbara.brezovec@uni-mb.si, vojko.matko@uni-mb.si
Received: 26 April 2007 / Accepted: 19 July 2007 / Published: 20 July 2007
Full Paper:
Software and Equipment for Remote Testing of Sensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 1306-1316 (PDF format, 189 K)

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Domenico Caputo 1,*, Gianpiero de Cesare 1, Corrado Fanelli 2, Augusto Nascetti 1, Alessandra Ricelli 3, Riccardo Scipinotti 1
1 Department of Electronic Engineering, University “La Sapienza”, via Eudossiana, 18 00184 Rome (Italy). Phone: +39-06-44585832; Fax: +39-06-4742647.
E-mail: caputo@die.uniroma1.it; decesare@die.uniroma1.it; nascetti@mail.die.uniroma1.it; scipinotti@mail.die.uniroma1.it
2 Department of Plant Biology, University “La Sapienza”, Largo Cristina di Svezia, 24 00165 Rome (Italy). E-mail: corrado.fanelli@uniroma1.it
3 CNR, Institute of Science of Food Production, via G. Amendola, 122/O, 70126 Bari (Italy). E-mail: alessandra.ricelli@ispa.cnr.it
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 10 July 2007 / Accepted: 24 July 2007 / Published: 25 July 2007
Communication: Innovative Detection System of Ochratoxin A by Thin Film Photodiodes
Sensors 2007, 7, 1317-1322 (PDF format, 78 K)

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Fenglei Fan 1,3, Qihao Weng 2 and Yunpeng Wang 3,*
1 School of Geography of South China Normal University, Guangzhou, 510631, China, fanfenglei@gig.ac.cn;
2 Department of Geography, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809, USA, Tel: 812-237-2255, Fax: 812-237-8029, E-mail: qweng@indstate.edu
3 State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, GD 510640, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 29 June 2007 / Accepted: 24 July 2007 / Published: 25 July 2007
Full Paper: Land Use and Land Cover Change in Guangzhou, China, from 1998 to 2003, Based on Landsat TM /ETM+ Imagery
Sensors 2007, 7, 1323-1342  (PDF format, 1530 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring
” Edited by Jiang Dong)

Issue 8 (August 2007) pages 1343-1666

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Ioan Notingher
University of Nottingham, School of Physics and Astronomy, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK.;
E-mail: ioan.notingher@nottingham.ac.uk
Received: 29 June 2007 / Accepted: 25 July 2007 / Published: 26 July 2007
Review: Raman Spectroscopy Cell-based Biosensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 1343-1358 (PDF format, 278 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Xue Wang *, Dao-wei Bi , Liang Ding and Sheng Wang §
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China;
E-mails: † bdw02@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn; ‡dintliang03@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn ; §wang_sheng00@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: wangxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn.
Received: 26 June 2007 / Accepted: 27 July 2007 / Published: 30 July 2007
Full Paper: Agent Collaborative Target Localization and Classification in Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2007, 7, 1359-1386 (PDF format, 557 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing
” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Jong-Wan Kim 1,3,*, Hidekuni Takao 1,2,3, Kazuaki Sawada 1,2,3 and Makoto Ishida 1,2,3
1 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and 2 Intelligent Sensing System Research Center,
Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi/Aichi, 441-8580, Japan;
E-mails: takao@eee.tut.ac.jp;  sawada@eee.tut.ac.jp;  ishida@eee.tut.ac.jp
3 JST-CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: jwkim@dev.eee.tut.ac.jp
Received: 22 June 2007 / Accepted: 30 July 2007 / Published: 31 July 2007
Full Paper: Integrated Inductors for RF Transmitters in CMOS/MEMS Smart Microsensor Systems
Sensors 2007, 7, 1387-1398 (PDF format, 7290 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Hai Huang *, Guang Meng and Jieyu Chen
State Key Laboratory of Mechanical System and Vibration, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
800 DongChuan Road, Shanghai, 200240, People Republic of China
E-mail: huanghai2003@gmail.com. E-mail: gmeng@sjtu.edu.cn
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed: huanghai2003@gmail.com
Received: 27 June 2007 / Accepted: 2 August 2007 / Published: 3 August 2007
Full Paper: Investigations of Slip Effect on the Performance of Micro Gas Bearings and Stability of Micro Rotor-Bearing Systems
Sensors 2007, 7, 1399-1414 (PDF format, 1510 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Monika Turek 1,2, Lothar Ketterer 3, Melanie Claßen 4, Heinz K. Berndt 4, Gereon Elbers 4,
Peter Krüger 5, Michael Keusgen 3 and Michael J. Schöning 1,2,*
1 Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Jülich Campus, Institute of Nano- and Biotechnologies, Ginsterweg 1, 52428 Jülich, Germany;
E-mails: turek@fh-aachen.de; m.j.schoening@fz-juelich.de.
2 Research Centre Jülich, Institute of Bio- and Nanosystems (IBN-2), 52428 Jülich, Germany;
E-mails: turek@fh-aachen.de; m.j.schoening@fz-juelich.de.
3 Philipps-University Marburg, Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Marbacher Weg 6, 35037 Marburg, Germany;
E-mails: ketterer@staff.uni-marburg.de; keusgen@staff.uni-marburg.de.
4 Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Jülich Campus, Ginsterweg 1, 52428 Jülich,Germany;
E-mails: melanie.classen@fh-aachen.de; h.berndt@fh-aachen.de; elbers@fh-aachen.de.
5 ALA Analytical Laboratory GmbH, Charlottenstraße 14, 52070 Aachen, Germany; E-mail: p.krueger@ala-aachen.de.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: m.j.schoening@fz-juelich.de
Received: 16 July 2007 / Accepted: 3 August 2007 / Published: 3 August 2007
Full Paper: Development and Electrochemical Investigations of an EIS- (Electrolyte-Insulator-Semiconductor) based Biosensor for Cyanide Detection
Sensors 2007, 7, 1415-1426 (PDF format, 509 K)

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Benjamin Barlen 1,#, Saikat Datta Mazumdar 1,#, Olga Lezrich 1, Peter Kämpfer 2 and Michael Keusgen 1,*
1 Institut für Pharmazeutische Chemie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marbacher Weg 6, D-35032 Marburg, Germany
E-mails: benjamin.barlen@staff.uni-marburg.de, dattamaz@staff.uni-marburg.de, lezrich@web.de, keusgen@staff.uni-marburg.de.
2 Institut für Angewandte Mikrobiologie, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32, D-35392 Gießen, Germany.
E-mail: peter.kaempfer@agrar.uni-giessen.de.
# These authors contributed equally to this work. * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 26 June 2007 / Accepted: 3 August 2007 / Published: 7 August 2007 
Full Paper: Detection of Salmonella by Surface Plasmon Resonance
Sensors 2007, 7, 1427-1446 (PDF format, 1310 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Nelson Souto Rosa * and Paulo Roberto Freire Cunha
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Centro de Informatica, Recife, Brazil.
E-mail: nsr@cin.ufpe.br; prfc@cin.ufpe.br
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 3 May 2007 / Accepted: 21 May 2007 / Published: 13 August 2007
Full Paper: Using LOTOS for FormalisingWireless Sensor Network Applications
Sensors 2007, 7, 1447-1461 (PDF format, 239 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing
” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Magdalena Stobiecka 1, Jarosław M. Cieśla 2, Beata Janowska 2, Barbara Tudek 2, 3 and Hanna Radecka 1,*
1 Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Tuwima 10, 10-474 Olsztyn, Poland;
E-mail: stobieckam@pan.olsztyn.pl; E-mail: hanna.radecka@pan.olsztyn.pl
2 Genetic Modifications Analysis Laboratory, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics,
Polish Academy of Sciences, Pawińskiego 5a, 02-106 WARSAW, POLAND;
E-mail: castor@ibb.waw.pl.; E-mail: r_b@ibb.waw.pl; E-mail: tudek@ibb.waw.pl.
3 Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology, Warsaw University, Pawińskiego 5a, 02-106 Warsaw, Poland
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed . E-mail: hanna.radecka@pan.olsztyn.pl, Tel.: +48 89 523 4636;
Received: 19 July 2007/ Accepted: 9 August 2007 / Published: 14 August 2007 
Full Paper: Piezoelectric Sensor for Determination of Genetically Modified Soybean Roundup Readyâ in Samples not Amplified by PCR
Sensors 2007, 7, 1462-1479 (PDF format, 983 K)

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Hongxia Chen 1, Minsu Lee 2, Jaebeom Lee 3, Jae-Ho Kim 4, Yeong-Soon Gal 5, Yoon-Hwae Hwang 3,
Won Gun An 3 and Kwangnak Koh 3,*
1 College of Pharmacy, Pusan National University, Pusan 609-735, Korea
2 SEED BioChips Inc., Chung-Buk Technopark, Oh-Chang, Chung-Buk 363-883, Korea
3 College of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Pusan National University, Pusan 609-735, Korea
4 Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, Suwon, Korea
5 Chemistry Division, Kyungil University, Kyungsanbuk-do 712-701, Korea
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: koh@pusan.ac.kr
Received: 31 July 2007 / Accepted: 8 August 2007 / Published: 14 August 2007
Full Paper: Formation and Characterization of Self-Assembled Phenylboronic Acid Derivative
Monolayers toward Developing Monosaccaride Sensing-Interface

Sensors 2007, 7, 1480-1495 (PDF format, 484 K)

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Robert T. Griffith 1,2, Krishnaswamy Jayachandran 1,3, William Whitstine 1,4 and Kenneth G. Furton 1,2,*
1 Florida International University, International Forensic Research Institute, Miami, FL 33199, USA
2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 3 Department of Environmental Studies, University Park, Miami, FL 33199, USA,
4 Florida Canine Academy, Safety Harbor, FL 34695, USA
E-mail: furtonk@fiu.edu; griffithrt@gmail.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: furtonk@fiu.edu; griffithrt@gmail.com.
Received: 2 August 2007 / Accepted: 2 August 2007 / Published: 13 August 2007
Full Paper: Differentiation of Hazardous Indoor Molds via Canine Detection and SPME-GC/MS
Sensors 2007, 7, 1496-1508 (PDF format, 403 K)

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José Rivera 1,2, Mariano Carrillo 1, Mario Chacón 1, Gilberto Herrera 2 and Gilberto Bojorquez 1
1 División de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación del Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua. Ave. Tecnológico No. 2909,
Chihuahua Chih. México Zip code: 31310,Tel. (614) 413 7474 Fax. (614) 413 5187,
E-mail:{jrivera,mcarrillo,mchacon,gbojorquez }@itchihuhua.edu.mx,
2 División de Estudios de Posgrado de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro.
Cerro de las Campanas S/N. Col. Las campanas, Santiago de Querétaro Qro.
México Zip code: 76010 Tel. (442) 192 12 00 Fax. (442) 192 12 00 ext. 6005. E-mail: gherrera@uaq.mx
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Received: 1 June 2007 / Accepted: 10 August 2007 / Published: 16 August 2007
Full Paper: Self-Calibration and Optimal Response in Intelligent Sensors Design Based on Artificial Neural Networks
Sensors 2007, 7, 1509-1529  (PDF format, 179 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Lu Cheng 1, Hongjian Zhang 1,* and Qing Li 2
1 State Key Lab. of Industrial Control Technology, Institute of Automation Instrumentation,
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, Zhejiang province, China; E-mail: lcheng_zju@yahoo.com.cn.
2 China JiLiang University, Hangzhou 310018, Zhejiang province, China; E-mail: Lqing55@yahoo.com.cn
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: lcheng_zju@yahoo.com.cn.
Received: 28 June 2007 / Accepted: 3 July 2007 / Published: 17 August 2007
Full Paper: Design of a Capacitive Flexible Weighing Sensor for Vehicle WIM System
Sensors 2007, 7, 1530-1544 (PDF format, 619 K)

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Jens Nieke 1 and Ils Reusen 2
1 University of Zurich, Remote Sensing Laboratories, Zurich, Switzerland
2  VITO – TAP, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol, Belgium
* Corresponding author: Jens Nieke; E-mail: nieke@geo.uzh.ch
Received: 18 May 2007 / Accepted: 11July 2007 / Published: 17 August 2007
Full Research Paper: A New Method to Retrieve the Data Requirements of the Remote Sensing Community – Exemplarily Demonstrated for Hyperspectral User NEEDS
Sensors 2007, 7, 1545-1558 (PDF format, 390 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Markus Hollaus 1,*, Wolfgang Wagner 1,2, Bernhard Maier 3 and Klemens Schadauer 4
1 Christian Doppler Laboratory for “Spatial Data from Laser Scanning and Remote Sensing”,
at the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vienna University of Technology, Gußhausstraße 27-29,
1040 Vienna, Austria, Tel: ++43(0)1 58801 12239, Fax: ++43(0)1 58801 12299.
E-mails: mh@ipf.tuwien.ac.at; ww@ipf.tuwien.ac.at
2 Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vienna University of Technology, Gußhausstraße 27-29,
1040 Vienna, Austria. E-mail: ww@ipf.tuwien.ac.at
3 Stand Montafon Forstfonds, Montafonerstraße 21, 6780 Schruns, Austria. E-mail: bernhard.maier@stand-montafon.at
4 Department of Forest Inventory at the Federal Research and Training Center for Forests,
Natural Hazards and Landscape, Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg, 1130 Vienna, Austria. E-mail: klemens.schadauer@bfw.gv.at
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Received: 20 July 2007 / Accepted: 14 August 2007 / Published: 17 August 2007
Full Paper: Airborne Laser Scanning of Forest Stem Volume in a Mountainous Environment
Sensors 2007, 7, 1559-1577  (PDF format, 1770 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Land Surface Properties, Patterns, and Processes” Edited by Qihao Weng, Dale A. Quattrochi and George Xian)

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Hans-Jörg Schneider 1,*, Kazuaki Kato 1,3 and Robert  M. Strongin 2,*
1 FR Organische Chemie der Universität des Saarlandes,  D-66041 Saarbrücken; E-mail: ch12hs@rz.uni-sb.de
2 Department of Chemistry, Portland State University, Portland, OR, 97201, USA; E-mail: strongin@pdx.edu
3 Department of Advanced Material Science, Graduate School of Frontier Schiences, The University of Tokyo,
Chiba 277-8562, Japan; E-mail: kato@molle.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp
* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 8 August 2007 / Accepted: 21 August 2007 / Published: 27 August 2007 
Review: Chemomechanical Polymers as Sensors and Actuators for Biological and Medicinal Applications
Sensors 2007, 7, 1578-1611 (PDF format, 987 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Physiological Sensing” Edited by Marshall D. Porterfield)

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Toby Carlson
Professor of Meteorology, PennState University, 619 Walker Building, University Park, PA 16802,
E-Mail: tnc@meteo.psu.edu; http://www.met.psu.edu/dept/faculty/carlson.htm, Tel. +1 814 863 1582; Fax: +1 814 865 3663
Received: 7 August 2007 / Accepted: 21 August 2007 / Published: 27 August 2007 
Review: An Overview of the "Triangle Method" for Estimating Surface Evapotranspiration and Soil Moisture from Satellite Imagery
Sensors 2007, 7, 1612-1629 (PDF format, 446 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Lisa M. Kindschy and Evangelyn C. Alocilja *
Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, 204 Farrall Hall, East Lansing, MI  48824, USA
* Corresponding author: Phone: 517-355-0083; Fax: 517-432-2892; Email: alocilja@msu.edu
Received: 30 April 2007 / Accepted: 23 August 2007 / Published: 27 August 2007 
Full Paper: Development of a Molecularly Imprinted Biomimetic Electrode
Sensors 2007, 7, 1630-1642 (PDF format, 439 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Physiological Sensing” Edited by Marshall D. Porterfield)

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Woo-Chul Jung 1, Young-Moo Heo 1, Gil-Sang Yoon 1, Kwang-Ho Shin 1, Sung-Ho Chang 1,
Gun-Hee Kim 2 and Myeong-Woo Cho 2,*

1 Precision Molds & Dies Team, Incheon R&D Center, KITECH, Incheon 406-840, Korea.
E-mail: bogus2@ kitech.re.kr, E-mail: ymheo@kitech.re.kr, E-mail: seviaygs@kitech.re.kr,
E-mail: ppori@kitech.re.kr, E-mail: shchang@kitech.re.kr
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea. E-mail: venkey@empal.com,
E-mail: chomwnet@inha.ac.kr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 11 June 2007 / Accepted: 24 August 2007 / Published: 27 August 2007
Full Paper: Micro Machining of Injection Mold Inserts for Fluidic Channel of Polymeric Biochips
Sensors 2007, 7, 1643-1654 (PDF format, 1340 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Agnieszka Krajewska 1, Pavel Lhotak 2 and Hanna Radecka 1,*
1 Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences Tuwima 10,
10-747 Olsztyn, Poland; E-mail: hanna.radecka@pan.olsztyn.pl
2 Department of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Technicka 5, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 5 July 2007 / Accepted: 26 August 2007 / Published: 27 August 2007
Full Paper: Potentiometric Responses of  Ion-Selective Electrodes Doped with Diureidocalix[4]arene towards Un-dissociated Benzoic Acid
Sensors 2007, 7, 1655-1666 (PDF format, 260 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Electrochemical Sensors Based on Conductive Polymers” Edited by Yoon-Bo Shim)

Issue 9 (September 2007) pages 1667-2027

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Matthieu Raoux, Lise Rodat-Despoix, Nathalie Azorin, Aurélie Giamarchi, Jizhe Hao, François Maingret, Marcel Crest, Bertrand Coste and Patrick Delmas*
Laboratoire de Neurophysiologie Cellulaire, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR 6150, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: patrick.delmas@univmed.fr
Received:10 August 2007 / Accepted: 31 August 2007 / Published: 3 September 2007
Review: Mechanosensor Channels in Mammalian Somatosensory Neurons
Sensors 2007, 7, 1667-1682 (PDF format, 285 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Physiological Sensing” Edited by Marshall D. Porterfield)

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Sudhir Kumar Pandey and Ki-Hyun Kim *
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea 143-747. E-mails: skpbhu@gmail.com; khkim@sejong.ac.kr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Tel: 82-2-499-9151, Fax: 82-2-499-2354
Received: 10 July 2007 / Accepted: 27 August 2007 / Published: 3 September 2007
Full Paper: The Relative Performance of NDIR-based Sensors in the Near Real-time Analysis of CO2 in Air
Sensors 2007, 7, 1683-1696 (PDF format, 1200 K)

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Eyal Weiss 1,* , Boris Ginzburg  1, Tsuriel Ram Cohen  1,  Hovav Zafrir 1,  Roger Alimi 1, Nizan Salomonski 1 and Jacob Sharvit 2,**
1 * R&D Integrated System Section, Propulsion Division, Soreq NRC, Yavne 81800, Israel. E-mail: eyal_we@soreq.gov.il; koby@israntique.org.il
2 ** Israel Antiquities Authority, Marine Archaeology Unit, P.O. box 272, Or-Akiva 30600, Israel
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 29 August 2007 / Accepted: 3 September 2007  / Published: 3 September 2007
Full Paper: High Resolution Marine Magnetic Survey of Shallow Water Littoral Area
Sensors 2007, 7, 1697-1712 (PDF format, 1310 K)

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Yu-Lin Guo, Jia Zhou*, Yiping Huang and MinHang Bao
ASIC and System National Key Lab, Department of Microelectronics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China. E-maisl: 042052033@fudan.edu.cn. Jia.zhou@fudan.edu.cn. yphuang@fudan.edu.cn. mhbao@fudan.edu.cn
* Corresponding author.
Received: 24 July 2007 / Accepted: 30 August 2007 / Published: 3 September 2007
Full Paper: Modeling of Photoinduced Deformation in Silicon Microcantilever
Sensors 2007, 7, 1713-1719 (PDF format, 308 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Cantilever, Microcantilevers and Nanocantilever Sensors and Biosensors” Edited by M. Calleja and J. Tamayo)

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Hsin-Ta Hsieh  and Guo-Dung John Su *
Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics, National Taiwan University, 1, Roosevelt Road, Section 4, Taipei, Taiwan. E-mails: r93941031@ntu.edu.tw; gdjsu@cc.ee.ntu.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 July 2007 / Accepted: 31 August 2007 / Published: 3 September 2007
Full Paper: Reliability of a MEMS Actuator Improved by Spring Corner Designs and Reshaped Driving Waveforms
Sensors 2007, 7, 1720-1730 (PDF format, 758 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Lourdes Basabe-Desmonts  #, Frederieke van der Baan, Rebecca S. Zimmerman, David N. Reinhoudt and Mercedes Crego-Calama #,*
Department of Supramolecular Chemistry and Technology, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands.
# Lourdes Basabe-Desmonts’ current address is: Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, Dublin City University, Collins Avenue, Dublin 9, Ireland.  E-mail: lourdes.b.desmonts@dcu.ie # Mercedes Crego-Calama’s current address is: Stichting IMEC Nederland/Holst Centre, PO Box 8550, 5605 KN, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. E-mail: mercedes.cregocalama@imec-nl.nl
Received: 20 August 2007 / Accepted: 4 September 2007 / Published: 5 September 2007

Full Paper: Cross-Reactive Sensor Array for Metal Ion Sensing Based on Fluorescent SAMs
Sensors 2007, 7, 1731-1746 (PDF format, 1208 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Supramolecular Sensors
” Edited by Peter J. Cragg)

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Ee Lim Tan 1, Wen Ni Ng 1, Ranyuan Shao 2, Brandon D. Pereles 1 and Keat Ghee Ong 1,*
1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931, USA.
2 Norinse Technologies LLC, Hancock, MI 49930, USA.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: kgong@mtu.edu
Received: 23 August 2007 / Accepted: 28 August 2007 / Published: 5 September 2007 
Full Paper: A Wireless, Passive Sensor for Quantifying Packaged Food Quality
Sensors 2007, 7, 1747-1756 (PDF format, 443 K)

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Daniel Ramos, Johann Mertens, Montserrat Calleja and Javier Tamayo*
BioNanoMechanics Lab, National Centre for Microelectronics, IMM-CNM, CSIC Isaac Newton 8 (PTM), Tres Cantos 28760, Madrid, Spain
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jtamayo@imm.cnm.csic.es
Received: 30 July 2007 / Accepted:31 August 2007 / Published: 5 September 2007
Communication: Study of the origin of bending induced by bimetallic effect on microcantilever
Sensors 2007, 7, 1757-1765 (PDF format, 114 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Cantilever, Microcantilevers and Nanocantilever Sensors and Biosensors” Edited by M. Calleja and J. Tamayo)

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Xue Wang *, Jun-Jie Ma, Sheng Wang and Dao-Wei Bi
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Department of Precision Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China;  E-mails: {mjj, wang_sheng00, bdw02}@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: wangxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn.
Received: 9 August 2007 / Accepted: 4 September 2007 / Published: 5 September 2007

Full Paper: Time Series Forecasting Energy-efficient Organization of Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2007, 7, 1766-1792 (PDF format, 547 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing
” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Xue Wang *, Liang Ding , Dao-Wei Bi and Sheng Wang
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China; E-mails: ( dintliang03, bdw02, wang_sheng00)@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: wangxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
Received: 9 August 2007 / Accepted: 4 September 2007 / Published: 5 September 2007
Full Paper: Energy-efficient Optimization of Reorganization-Enabled Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2007, 7, 1793-1816 (PDF format, 436 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing
” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Stefano Mariani 1,*, Aldo Ghisi 1, Alberto Corigliano 1 and Sarah Zerbini 2
1 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano (Italy). E-mails: stefano.mariani@polimi.it, aldo.ghisi@polimi.it, alberto.corigliano@polimi.it
2 MEMS Product Division, STMicroelectronics, Via Tolomeo 1, 20010 Cornaredo (Italy). E-mail: sarah.zerbini@st.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: stefano.mariani@polimi.it
Received: 30 August 2007 / Accepted: 6 September 2007 / Published: 7 September 2007
Full Paper: Multi-scale Analysis of MEMS Sensors Subject to Drop Impacts
Sensors 2007, 7, 1817-1833 (PDF format, 1180 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Daniel Ramos 1, Montserrat Calleja 1,*, Johann Mertens 1, A. Zaballos 2 and Javier Tamayo 1
1 BioNanoMechanics Lab, National Centre for Microelectronics, IMM-CNM, CSIC, Isaac Newton 8 (PTM), Tres Cantos 28760, Madrid, Spain
2 Genomics Functional Unit, Department of Immunology and Oncology, CNB-CSIC, Darwin 3, Madrid 28049, Spain
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mcalleja@imm.cnm.csic.es
Received: 27 July 2007 / Accepted: 6 September 2007 / Published: 7 September 2007
Full Research Paper: Measurement of the Mass and Rigidity of Adsorbates on a Microcantilever Sensor 
Sensors 2007, 7, 1834-1845 (PDF format, 242 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Cantilever, Microcantilevers and Nanocantilever Sensors and Biosensors” Edited by M. Calleja and J. Tamayo)

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Dimitrios Biliouris 1,*, Willem W. Verstraeten 1, Phillip Dutré 2, Jan A.N. van Aardt 3, Bart Muys 4 and Pol Coppin 1
1 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Dept. of Biosystems, M3-BIORES, Celestijnenlaan 200E, BE-3001 Leuven, Belgium. Email: Dimitrios.Biliouris@biw.kuleuven.be
2 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Dept. of Computer Science, Celestijnenlaan 200A, BE-3001 Leuven, Belgium.
3 Council for scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Natural Resources and the Environment – Ecosystems Earth Observation P.O.Box 395, 0001 Pretoria, South Africa.
4 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Dept. of Land Management and Economics, Celestijnenlaan 200E, BE-3001 Leuven, Belgium.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: Dimitrios.Biliouris@biw.kuleuven.be
Received: 2 August 2007 / Accepted: 6 September 2007 / Published: 7 September 2007
Full Research Paper: A Compact Laboratory Spectro-Goniometer (CLabSpeG) to Assess the BRDF of Materials. Presentation, Calibration and Implementation on Fagus sylvatica L. Leaves
Sensors 2007, 7, 1846-1870 (PDF format, 696 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Kathy Sahner 1,*, Perena Gouma 2 and Ralf Moos 1
1 Functional Materials, University of Bayreuth, Universitätsstr. 30, D-95447 Bayreuth, Germany. E-mail: Functional.Materials@Uni-Bayreuth.de
2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-2275, USA. E-mail: pgouma@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 9 August 2007 / Accepted: 5 September 2007 / Published: 7 September 2007
Full Paper:
Electrodeposited and Sol-gel Precipitated p-type SrTi1-xFexO3-δ Semiconductors for Gas Sensing
Sensors 2007, 7, 1871-1886 (PDF format, 360 K)

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Qiang Pan and Chongdu Cho *
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, 402-751, South Korea. E-mail: raininwinds@hotmail.com, E-mail: cdcho@inha.ac.kr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 6 August 2007 / Accepted: 10 September 2007 / Published: 11 September 2007 

Full Paper: The Investigation of a Shape Memory Alloy Micro-Damper for MEMS Applications
Sensors 2007, 7, 1887-1900 (PDF format, 294 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Arvind Chandrasekaran 1,*, Ashwin Acharya 1, Jian Liang You 1, Kim Young Soo 1, Muthukumaran Packirisamy 1, Ion Stiharu 1 and André Darveau 2
1 CONCAVE Research Center, Optical Microsystems Laboratory, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, CONCORDIA University, 1515 St. Catherine (o), Montreal, QC H3G2W1, Canada
2 Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Laval, Quebec, Canada. E-mail: andre.darveau@bcm.ulaval.ca.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: achandra@alcor.concordia.ca; Tel.: 1-514-8482424 x7098
Received: 24 August 2007 / Accepted: 10 September 2007 / Published: 11 September 2007
Full Paper: Hybrid Integrated Silicon Microfluidic Platform for Fluorescence Based Biodetection
Sensors 2007, 7, 1901-1915 (PDF format, 1020 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Assefa M. Melesse 1,*, Vijay Nangia 2, Xixi Wang 3 and Michael McClain 1
1 Department of Environmental Studies, Florida International University
2 Earth System Science Institute, University of North Dakota
3 Department of Mathematics, Physics & Engineering, Tarleton State University
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: melessea@fiu.edu; Fax: (305) 348-6137
Received: 31 August 2007 / Accepted: 7 September 2007 / Published: 14 September 2007 
Full Research Paper: Wetland Restoration Response Analysis using MODIS and Groundwater Data
Sensors 2007, 7, 1916-1933 (PDF format, 4250 K)
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Natascha Oppelt  * and Wolfram Mauser
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Dept. for Geography, Luisenstr. 37, 80333 Munich,  Germany. E-mail: n.oppelt@lmu.de; w.mauser@iggf.geo.uni-muenchen.de
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 31 July 2007 / Accepted: 13 September 2007 / Published: 14 September 2007
Full Research Paper: The Airborne Visible / Infrared Imaging Spectrometer AVIS: Design, Characterization and Calibration
Sensors 2007, 7, 1934-1953 (PDF format, 6070 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Narcizo Muñoz Aguirre 1,*, Lilia Martínez Pérez  2, Jose Alfredo Colín 2 and Eduardo Buenrostro-Gonzalez 1
1 Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo, Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas no. 152, Col. San Bartolo Atepehuacan, 07730 México D.F. México. E-mail: nmag804@avantel.net.
2 Unidad Profesional Interdisciplinaria en Ingeniería y Tecnologías Avanzadas del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Av. IPN No. 2580, Col. Barrio La Laguna Ticomán, C.P. 07340, México D.F. México. E-mail:buhomartin@yahoo.com.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 7 June 2007 / Accepted: 17 September / Published: 21 September 2007
Full Paper: Development of a Surface Plasmon Resonance n-dodecane Vapor Sensor
Sensors 2007, 7, 1954-1961 (PDF format, 301 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Christopher D. Elvidge 1,*, Benjamin T. Tuttle 2,3, Paul C. Sutton 3, Kimberly E. Baugh 2, Ara T. Howard 2, Cristina Milesi 4, Budhendra Bhaduri 5 and Ramakrishna Nemani 6
1 Earth Observation Group, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305, USA. Email: chris.elvidge@noaa.gov
2 Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Email: ben.tuttle@noaa.gov, kim.baugh@noaa.gov, ara.t.howard@noaa.gov
3 Department of Geography, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA. Email: psutton@du.edu
4 Foundation of California State University, Monterey Bay, California.
5 U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
6 NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Received: 30 August 2007 / Accepted: 11 September 2007 / Published: 21 September 2007
Full Paper: Global Distribution and Density of Constructed Impervious Surfaces
Sensors 2007, 7, 1962-1979 (PDF format, 4690 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Land Surface Properties, Patterns, and Processes” Edited by Qihao Weng, Dale A. Quattrochi and George Xian)

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Timothy L. Porter 1,*, Ray Stewart 2, Jim Reed 2 and Kathryn Morton 2
1 Northern Arizona University, Dept. of Physics, Flagstaff, AZ, 86011
2 Cantimer, Inc., Menlo Park, CA, 94025
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail:tim.porter@nau.edu
Received: 7 September 2007 / Accepted: 21 September 2007 / Published: 25 September 2007 
Full Paper: Models of Hydrogel Swelling with Applications to Hydration Sensing
Sensors 2007, 7, 1980-1991  (PDF format, 227 K)

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Virginie Blondeau-Patissier *, Wilfrid Boireau, Bruno Cavallier, Gwladys Lengaigne, William Daniau, Gilles Martin and Sylvain Ballandras
Institut FEMTO-ST, Département LPMO, UMR6174 du CNRS, 32 avenue de l’Observatoire, 25044 Besançon, France.
* To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: virginie.blondeau@lpmo.edu
Received: 13 July 2007 / Accepted: 11 September 2007 / Published: 25 September 2007
Full Paper: Integrated Love Wave Device Dedicated to Biomolecular Interactions Measurements in Aqueous Media
Sensors 2007, 7, 1992-2003  (PDF format, 902 K)

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Do-Kyung Kang *, Sang-Ho Lee  and Sang-Hwa Goo
Instrumentation and Data Analysis Team, Chang-won Proving Ground, Agency for Defense Development, P.O.B. 126 Changwon, Kyungnam, Korea. E-mails: sotida@hanmail.net; Sang-Ho Lee: ppowertrain@paran.com; Sang-Hwa Goo: cpgsh@add.re.kr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 24 August 2007 / Accepted: 24 September 2007 / Published: 26 September 2007

Full Paper: Development of Standardization and Management System for the Severity of Unpaved Test Courses
Sensors 2007, 7, 2004-2027 (PDF format, 1420 K)
 
Issue 10 (October 2007) pages 2028-2491

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Quazi K. Hassan 1,*, Charles P.-A. Bourque 1,2, Fan-Rui Meng 1 and Roger M. Cox  3
1 Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada E3B 6C2.
E-mail: q.k.hassan@unb.ca, cbourque@unb.ca, fmeng@unb.ca
2 Lanzhou Regional Climate Centre, 2070 Donggang East Road, Lanzhou, 730020, Gansu, P.R. China
3 Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada E3B 5L7
E-mail: rcox@nrcan.gc.ca
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 6 September 2007 / Accepted: 26 September 2007 / Published: 1 October 2007
Full Paper: A Wetness Index Using Terrain-Corrected Surface Temperature and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index Derived from Standard MODIS Products: An Evaluation of Its Use in a Humid Forest-Dominated Region of Eastern Canada
Sensors 2007, 7, 2028-2048 (PDF format, 1570 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Carlo Camerlingo 1, Flora Zenone 2,3, Ines Delfino 4, Nadia Diano 3,5, Damiano Gustavo Mita 3,5* and Maria Lepore 3,5
1 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Cibernetica  “E. Caianiello”, Pozzuoli, Italy        
2 Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Università “Federico II”, Naples, Italy                                          
3 Consorzio Interuniversitario INBB, Sezione di Napoli,  Italy                                                                     
4 Biophysics and Nanoscience Centre, CNISM, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy                       
5 Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Seconda Università di Napoli, Naples, Italy
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail : mita@igb.cnr.it
Received: 21 September 2007 / Accepted: 1 October 2007 / Published: 3 October 2007
Full Paper: Investigation on Clarified Fruit Juice Composition by Using Visible Light Micro-Raman Spectroscopy
Sensors 2007, 7, 2049-2061 (PDF format, 267 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Gino Rinaldi, Muthukumaran Packirisamy * and Ion Stiharu
Optical Microsystems Laboratory, CONCAVE Research Center Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, CANADA H3G 1M8
E-mail: grin@alcor.concordai.ca; pmuthu@alcor.concordia.ca; istih@alcor.concordai.ca
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 6 September 2007 / Accepted: 26 September 2007 / Published: 3 October 2007

Full Paper: Quantitative Boundary Support Characterization for Cantilever MEMS
Sensors 2007, 7, 2062-2079 (PDF format, 1100 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Cantilever, Microcantilevers and Nanocantilever Sensors and Biosensors” Edited by M. Calleja and J. Tamayo)

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Kai Marxen 1,*, Klaus Heinrich Vanselow 1, Sebastian Lippemeier 2, Ralf Hintze 2, Andreas Ruser 1 and Ulf-Peter Hansen 3
1 Forschungs- und Technologiezentrum Westküste der Universität Kiel, Hafentörn 1, 25761 Büsum, Germany
2 BlueBioTech GmbH, Hafentörn 1, 25761 Büsum, Germany
3 Zentrum für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie der Universität Kiel, Leibnizstraße 11, 24098 Kiel, Germany
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Tel. +49-4834-604-220; Fax: +49-4834-604-299; E-mail: marxen@ftz-west.uni-kiel.de.
Received: 20 June 2007 / Accepted: 1 October 2007 / Published: 3 October 2007 
Full Paper: Determination of DPPH Radical Oxidation Caused by Methanolic Extracts of Some Microalgal Species by Linear Regression Analysis of Spectrophotometric Measurements
Sensors 2007, 7, 2080-2095 (PDF format, 237 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Physiological Sensing” Edited by Marshall D. Porterfield)

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Susana P. G. Costa 1,*, Elisabete Oliveira 2, Carlos Lodeiro 2,* and M. Manuela M. Raposo 1
1 Centro de Química, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
E-mail: spc@quimica.uminho.pt.
2 REQUIMTE, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Monte de Caparica, Portugal
E-mail: lodeiro@dq.fct.unl.pt.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 September 2007 / Accepted: 27 September 2007 / Published: 3 October 2007
Full Paper: Synthesis, Characterization and Metal Ion Detection of Novel Fluoroionophores Based on Heterocyclic Substituted Alanines
Sensors 2007, 7, 2096-2114 (PDF format, 580 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Supramolecular Sensors
” Edited by Peter J. Cragg)

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Suha Berberoglu 1, Fatih Evrendilek 2,*, Coskun Ozkan 3 and Cenk Donmez 1
1 Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture, Cukurova University, 01330 Adana, Turkey.
E-mail: suha@cu.edu.tr
2 Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Golkoy Campus, 14280 Bolu, Turkey; Tel: +90 374 253 4640, Fax: +90 374 253 4506
E-mail: fevrendilek@yahoo.com; fevrendilek@mku.edu.tr
3 Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Faculty of Engineering, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey.
E-mail: cozkan@erciyes.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 4 September 2007 / Accepted: 2 October 2007 / Published: 5 October 2007

Full Paper: Modeling Forest Productivity Using Envisat MERIS Data
Sensors 2007, 7, 2115-2127 (PDF format, 2610 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Solar Radiation, Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles” Edited by Fatih Evrendilek and Can Ertekin)

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Vinh Hao Nguyen and Young Soo Suh *
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan, Namgu, Ulsan 680-749, Korea E-mail: vinhhao@hcmut.edu.vn. E-mail: suh@ieee.org
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: suh@ieee.org
Received: 20 September 2007 / Accepted: 2 October 2007 / Published: 5 October 2007

Full Paper: Improving Estimation Performance in Networked Control Systems Applying the Send-on-delta Transmission Method
Sensors 2007, 7, 2128-2138  (PDF format, 247 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Suzana Cakić 1, Ljiljana Raskovic 2, Časlav Lačnjevac 3,*, Milos Rajkovic 3, Miroljub Barać 3 and Miodrag Stojanovic 4
1 Faculty of Technology, 16000 Leskovac, Bulevar oslobodjenja 124, Serbia, E-mail: Suzana Cakic, suzana_cakic@yahoo.com
2 Pomoravlje, Nis, Serbia, E-mail: Ljiljana Raskovic, duda@bankerinter.net
3 Faculty of Agriculture, 11000 Belgrade, Nemanjna 6, Serbia, E-mail: Časlav Lačnjevac, ukilaki@eunet.yu; Miroljub Barać, baracm@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu; Milos Rajkovic, rajmi@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu
4 VS-VTI, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia, E-mail: Miodrag Stojanovic, stveljko@ptt.yu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Časlav Lačnjevac, ukilaki@eunet.yu or lcaja@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu
Received: 11 June 2007 / Accepted: 3 October 2007 / Published: 9 October 2007

Full Paper: Physical-Mechanical Properties of Nitrodopes Affected by Ultra-Violet Radiation
Sensors 2007, 7, 2139-2156 (PDF format, 298 K)

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Feng Xia 1,2, Yu-Chu Tian 2,*, Yanjun Li 1 and Youxian Sun 1
1 State Key Laboratory of Industrial Control Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China, E-mail: f.xia@ieee.org.
2 Faculty of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane QLD 4001, Australia, E-mail: y.tian@qut.edu.au.
* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: y.tian@qut.edu.au
Received: 3 October 2007 / Accepted: 8 October 2007 / Published: 9 October 2007

Full Paper: Wireless Sensor/Actuator Network Design for Mobile Control Applications
Sensors 2007, 7, 2157-2173 (PDF format, 486 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Heung-Shik Lee, Chongdu Cho * and Myeong-Woo Cho 
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
E-mail: jsheung@dreamwiz.com, E-mail: cdcho@inha.ac.kr, E-mail: chomwnet@inha.ac.kr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 18 July 2007 / Accepted: 27 September 2007 / Published: 9 October 2007

Full Paper: Magnetostrictive Micro Mirrors for an Optical Switch Matrix
Sensors 2007, 7, 2174-2182 (PDF format, 394 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Jun Lu 1, Jin-hua Chen 2, Ying Tang 3 and Jin-sha Wang 4
1 Key Laboratory of the Three Gorges Reservoir Region’s Eco-Environment, Chongqing University, Chongqing , 400045, China; E-mail: lujun66@vip.sina.com
2,4 Faculty of Urban Construction and Environmental Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, 40045, China; E-mail: everflower_803@tom.com
3 Chongqing Steel Institute of Design, Chongqing, 40045, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 July 2007 / Accepted: 27 September 2007 / Published: 11 October 2007
Full Paper: High-rise Buildings versus Outdoor Thermal Environment in Chongqing
Sensors 2007, 7, 2183-2200 (PDF format, 1180 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring
” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Xue Wang *, Dao-wei Bi , Liang Ding and Sheng Wang §
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China; E-mails: bdw02@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn;
dintliang03@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn ; § wang_sheng00@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: wangxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
Received: 24 September 2007 / Accepted: 9 October 2007 / Published: 11 October 2007

Full Paper: Multi-agent Negotiation Mechanisms for Statistical Target Classification in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks
Sensors 2007, 7, 2201-2237 (PDF format, 486 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Jaafar Abdullah 1, Musa Ahmad 2, Lee Yook Heng 2, Nadarajah Karuppiah 1 and Hamidah Sidek 1
1 Environmental and Bioprocess Technology Centre, SIRIM Berhad, No.1, Persiaran Dato’ Menteri, Section 2, P.O. Box 7035, 40911 Shah Alam, Selangor D.E., Malaysia.
2 School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor D.E., Malaysia.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: andong@pkrisc.cc.ukm.my
Received: 14 March 2007 / Accepted: 6 June 2007 / Published: 11 October 2007
Full Paper: An Optical Biosensor based on Immobilization of Laccase and MBTH in Stacked Films for the Detection of Catechol.
Sensors 2007, 7, 2238-2250 (PDF format, 291 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Muawia Salameh Alqasaimeh, Lee Yook Heng * and Musa Ahmad
School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
Email: mo_qas@yahoo.com *E-mail: yhl1000@ukm.my, E-mail: andong@ukm.my
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 3 August 2007 / Accepted: 13 September 2007 / Published: 11 October 2007
Full Paper: A Urea Biosensor from Stacked Sol-Gel Films with Immobilized Nile Blue Chromoionophore and Urease Enzyme
Sensors 2007, 7, 2251-2262 (PDF format, 226 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Hongxia Chen 1, Youn Sook Kim 2, Jaebeom Lee 2, Seok Ju Yoon 3, Dong Seob Lim 3, Heung-Jin Choi 3 and Kwangnak Koh 2,*
1 College of Pharmacy, Pusan National University, Pusan 609-735, Korea
2 College of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Pusan National University, Pusan 609-735, Korea.
3 College of Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Taegu 702-701, Korea
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: koh@pusan.ac.kr
Received:  21 September 2007 / Accepted: 10 October 2007 / Published: 11 October 2007

Full Paper: Enhancement of BSA Binding on Au Surfaces by calix[4]bisazacrown Monolayer
Sensors 2007, 7, 2263-2272 (PDF format, 612 K)

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Fatih Evrendilek 1,*, Suha Berberoglu 2, Onder Gulbeyaz 1 and Can Ertekin 3
1 Department of Environmental Engineering, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Golkoy Campus, 14280 Bolu, Turkey; Tel: +90 374 253 4640, Fax: +90 374 253 4506
E-mail: fevrendilek@yahoo.com; fevrendilek@ibu.edu.tr
2 Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture, Cukurova University, 01330 Adana, Turkey.
E-mail: suha@cu.edu.tr
3 Department of Agricultural Machinery, Faculty of Agriculture, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey.
E-mail: ertekin@akdeniz.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 4 October 2008 / Accepted: 11 October 2007 / Published: 11 October 2007

Full Paper: Modeling Potential Distribution and Carbon Dynamics of Natural Terrestrial Ecosystems: A Case Study of Turkey
Sensors 2007, 7, 2273-2296 (PDF format, 2930 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Solar Radiation, Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles” Edited by Fatih Evrendilek and Can Ertekin)

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Tomohisa Yano 1, Mehmet Aydin 2,* and Tomokazu Haraguchi 3
1 Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Kyoritsu University, 1-8 Jiyugaoka, Yahata-nishi-ku, Kitakyushu 807-8585, Japan.
E-mail: yanot@kyukyo-u.ac.jp
2 Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Mustafa Kemal University, TR-31040, Antakya, Turkey, Tel: +90 532 703 8833, Fax: +90 326 245 5832
E-mail: maydin@mku.edu.tr
3 Faculty of Agriculture, Saga University, 1 Honjo-machi, Saga 840-8502, Japan.
E-mail: tomh@cc.saga-u.ac.jp
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 25 September 2007 / Accepted: 15 October 2007 / Published: 16 October 2007
Full Paper: Impact of Climate Change on Irrigation Demand and Crop Growth in a Mediterranean Environment of Turkey
Sensors 2007, 7, 2297-2315 (PDF format, 334 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Solar Radiation, Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles” Edited by Fatih Evrendilek and Can Ertekin)

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Ye Fang
Biochemical Technologies, Science and Technology Division, Corning Incorporated, Sullivan Park, Corning, NY 14831, USA
* E-mail: fangy2@corning.com.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 24 September 2007 / Accepted: 15 October 2007 / Published: 16 October 2007
Review: Non-invasive Optical Biosensor for Probing Cell Signaling
Sensors 2007, 7, 2316-2329 (PDF format, 396 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Miroslav Trnka 1,*, Josef Eitzinger 2,  Pavel Kapler 1, Martin Dubrovský 3, Daniela Semerádová 1,             
Zdeněk Žalud 1 and Herbert Formayer 2
1 Institute of Agrosystems and Bioclimatology (217), Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2 Institute for Meteorology, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Peter Jordan St. 82, A-1190  Vienna, Austria
3 Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Czech Academy of Science, Boční II/1401, 141 31 Prague, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
 Working group homepage: http://www.ufa.cas.cz/dub/crop/crop.htm#models.
Received: 14 September 2007 / Accepted: 15 October 2007 / Published: 16 October 2007
Full Paper: Effect of Estimated Daily Global Solar Radiation Data on the Results of Crop Growth Models
Sensors 2007, 7, 2330-2362 (PDF format, 3720 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Solar Radiation, Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles” Edited by Fatih Evrendilek and Can Ertekin)

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El-Hassane Aglzim 1,*, Amar Rouane 1 and Reddad El-Moznine 2
1 Laboratoire d’Instrumentation Electronique de Nancy, Nancy Université, BP239, 54506 Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
E-mail: el-hassane.aglzim@lien.uhp-nancy.fr. E-mail: amar.rouane@lien.uhp-nancy.fr
2 Physical Laboratory of the Condensed Matter (L.P.M.C.), Université Chouaib Doukkali,  Route Ben Maachou, BP20 - 24000 El Jadida, Morocco
E-mail: elmoznine@yahoo.fr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. El-hassane.aglzim@lien.uhp-nancy.fr
Received: 30 August 2007 / Accepted: 16 October 2007 / Published: 17 October 2007
Full Paper: An Electronic Measurement Instrumentation of the Impedance of a Loaded Fuel Cell or Battery
Sensors 2007, 7, 2363-2377 (PDF format, 965 K)

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Guang Li 1, Junbao Zheng 2, Xingfa Ma 3, Yu Sun 2, Jun Fu 2 and Gang Wu 4,*
1 National Key Laboratory of Industrial Control Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R.China
E-mail: guangli@zju.edu.cn.
2 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R.China
E-mail: zjb@zj165.com. E-mail: aidazj@163.com. E-mail: sunyu115yoyo@126.com
3 School of Environmental and Material Engineering, Center of Advanced Functional Materials, Yantai University, Yantai 264005, P.R.China
E-mail: xingfazju@163.com.
4 Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R.China
E-mail: wmang@zju.edu.cn
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: wmang@zju.edu.cn
Received: 30 August 2007 / Accepted: 16 October 2007 / Published: 17 October 2007
Full Paper: Development of QCM Trimethylamine Sensor Based on Water Soluble Polyaniline
Sensors 2007, 7, 2378-2388 (PDF format, 881 K)

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Yu-Hsiang Wang 1, Chia-Yen Lee 1,* and Che-Ming Chiang 2
1 Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Da-Yeh University, Changhua, Taiwan
2 Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan 701
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 27 August 2007 / Accepted: 15 October 2007 / Published: 17 October 2007

Full Research Paper: A MEMS-based Air Flow Sensor with a Free-standing Micro-cantilever Structure
Sensors 2007, 7, 2389-2401  (PDF format, 2180 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Cantilever, Microcantilevers and Nanocantilever Sensors and Biosensors” Edited by M. Calleja and J. Tamayo)

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Vojtech Adam 1,2, Radka Mikelova 3, Jaromír Hubalek 4, Pavel Hanustiak 5, Miroslava Beklova 5, Petr Hodek 6, Ales Horna 7, Libuse Trnkova 4, Marie Stiborova 6, Ladislav Zeman 2, Rene Kizek 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and 2 Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic, *kizek@sci.muni.cz
3 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 37, CZ-611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
4 Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, Udolni 53, CZ-602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
5 Department of Veterinary Ecology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Palackeho 1-3, CZ-612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
6 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Albertov 2030, CZ-128 40 Prague, Czech Republic
7 Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University, CZ-762 72 Zlin, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; e-mail:kizek@sci.muni.cz
Received: 10 September 2007 / Accepted: 17 October 2007 / Published: 19 October 2007
Full Paper: Utilizing of Square Wave Voltammetry to Detect Flavonoids in the Presence of Human Urine
Sensors 2007, 7, 2402-2418 (PDF format, 573 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Vojtech Adam 1,2, Miroslava Beklova 3, Jiri Pikula 3, Jaromir Hubalek 4, Libuse Trnkova 4 and Rene Kizek 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and 2 Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic, *kizek@sci.muni.cz
3 Department of Veterinary Ecology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Palackeho 1-3, CZ-612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
4 Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, Udolni 53, CZ-602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
5 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 37, CZ-611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; e-mail:kizek@sci.muni.cz
Received: 1 October 2007 / Accepted: 17 October 2007 / Published: 19 October 2007
Full Paper: Shapes of Differential Pulse Voltammograms and Level of Metallothionein at Different Animal Species
Sensors 2007, 7, 2419-2429 (PDF format, 235 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Marco Jose da Silva*, Tobias Sühnel, Eckhard Schleicher, Roman Vaibar, Dirk Lucas, and Uwe Hampel
Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., Institute of Safety Research, PO Box 510119, D-01314 Dresden, Germany
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: m.dasilva@fzd.de
Received: 30 August 2007 / Accepted: 17 October 2007 / Published: 19 October 2007

Full Paper: Planar Array Sensor for High-speed Component Distribution Imaging in Fluid Flow Applications
Sensors 2007, 7, 2430-2445  (PDF format, 1160 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Yingju Liu * and Li Xu
Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Sciences, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: liuyingju@hotmail.com
Received: 3 July 2007 / Accepted: 15 October 2007 / Published: 
Full Research Paper: Electrochemical Sensor for Tryptophan Determination Based on Copper-cobalt Hexacyanoferrate Film Modified Graphite Electrode
Sensors 2007, 7, 2446-2457 (PDF format, 340 K)

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Nicolas Baghdadi 1,*, Maelle Aubert 1, Olivier Cerdan 1, Laurent Franchistéguy 2, Christian Viel 3, Eric Martin 2, Mehrez Zribi 4, and Jean François Desprats 1
1 French Geological Survey (BRGM), BP 36009, 45060 Orléans Cedex 2, France; Phone: +33 238643202, Fax: +33 238643689; e-mails: maelleaubert@wanadoo.fr, o.cerdan@brgm.fr, jf.desprats@brgm.fr
2 Météo-France, 42 avenue G. Coriolis, 31057 Toulouse Cedex, France; E-mails: laurent.franchisteguy@meteo.fr, Eric.Martin@meteo.fr
3 SCHAPI, 42 avenue Coriolis, 31057 Toulouse Cedex, France; E-mail: Christian.VIEL@schapi.ecologie.gouv.fr
4 CETP/CNRS, 10/12, avenue de l'Europe, 78140 Velizy, France ; E-mail: mehrez.zribi@cetp.ipsl.fr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: n.baghdadi@brgm.fr.

Received: 31 August 2007 /  Accepted: 21 October 2007 / Published: 22 October 2007

Full Paper: Operational Mapping of Soil Moisture Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Data: Application to the Touch Basin (France)
Sensors 2007, 7, 2458-2483 (PDF format, 801 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Viviana Scognamiglio 1, Vincenzo Aurilia 1, Nunzio Cennamo 2, Paola Ringhieri 1, Luisa Iozzino 1, Micaela Tartaglia 1, Maria Staiano 1, Giuseppe Ruggiero 1, Pierangelo Orlando 1, Tullio Labella 1, Luigi Zeni 2, Annalisa Vitale 1 and Sabato D’Auria 1,*
1 Laboratory for Molecular Sensing, IBP, CNR, Via Pietro Castellino, 111  80131 Naples, Italy;
2 Department of Information Engineering, Seconda Università di Napoli, Italy
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: s.dauria@ibp.cnr.it
Received: 3 October 2007 / Accepted: 21 October 2007 / Published: 24 October 2007
Full Research Paper: D-galactose/D-glucose-binding Protein from Escherichia coli as Probe for a Non-consuming Glucose Implantable Fluorescence Biosensor
Sensors 2007, 7, 2484-2491 (PDF format, 304 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)
 
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Cicero Martelli 1,2,3,*, John Canning 1,3, Martin Kristensen 3 and Nathaniel Groothoff 1,4
1 School of Chemistry & Optical Fibre Technology Centre, University of Sydney, 206 National Innovation Centre, ATP, Sydney, NSW 1430, Australia
2 School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
3 Department of Physics and Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), University of Aarhus, Ny Munkegade, Building 1520, DK-8000 Århus C, Denmark
E-mail: c.martelli@oftc.usyd.edu.au, j.canning@oftc.usyd.edu.au, mk@inano.dk
4 School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006)
E-mail: n.groothoff@oftc.usyd.edu.au
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 18 September 2007  / Accepted: 22 October 2007 / Published: 30 October 2007
Communication: Refractive Index Measurement within a Photonic Crystal Fibre Based on Short Wavelength Diffraction
Sensors 2007, 7, 2492-2498 (PDF format, 285 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Photonic Sensors for Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Agent Detection” Edited by Gary Pickrell and Teng K. Ooi)

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Michael Schuch, G. Alexander Groß and J. Michael Köhler
Techn. Univ. Ilmenau, Institute for Micro and Nanotechnologies, Institute for Physics
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; J.M. Köhler, Department of Physical Chemistry and Microreaction Technology, PF 100565, D-98684 Ilmenau, Germany, phone - (49) - 3677-693700, E-mail: michael..koehler@tu-ilmenau.de
Received: 9 October 2007 / Accepted: 22 October 2007 / Published:  30 October 2007
Full Research Paper: Formation and Fluorimetric Characterization of Micelles in a Micro-flow Through System with Static Micro Mixer
Sensors 2007, 7, 2499-2509 (PDF format, 232 K)

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Fernando Rodrigues Ribeiro Teles 1, Duarte Miguel França dos Prazeres  2,*and José Luiz de Lima-Filho 1
1 Laboratório de Imunopatologia Keizo-Asami (LIKA), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Av. Prof. Moraes Rego, S/N, Campus Universitário, Cidade Universitária, Recife, PE – CEP: 50670-901, Brazil. Tel.: 55 81 21268484. Fax: 55 81 2126 8485.
E-mail: ferteles@hotmail.com E-mail: joseluiz60@gmail.com
2 IBB–Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Centre for Biological and Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001, Lisbon, Portugal. Tel.: 351 218419133. Fax: 351 218419062. E-mail: miguelprazeres@ist.utl.pt
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 25 September 2007 / Accepted: 26 October 2007 / Published: 30 October 2007
Communication: Electrochemical Detection of a Dengue-related Oligonucleotide Sequence Using Ferrocenium as a Hybridization Indicator
Sensors 2007, 7, 2510-2518 (PDF format, 238 K)

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Prasad S. Thenkabail 1,*, Chandrashekar M.  Biradar 2, Praveen Noojipady 3, Xueliang Cai 1, Venkateswarlu Dheeravath 1, Yuanjie Li 3, Manohar Velpuri 4, Muralikrishna Gumma 1 and Suraj Pandey 1
1 International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2 Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS), University of New Hampshire, USA
3 Department of Geography, University of Maryland, USA
4 Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence, South Dakota State University, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: p.thenkabail@cgiar.org
Received: 1 October 2007 /  Accepted: 21 October 2007 / Published: 31 October 2007

Full Paper: Sub-pixel Area Calculation Methods for Estimating Irrigated Areas
Sensors 2007, 7, 2519-2538 (PDF format, 3010 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Paul Roach *, Shaun Atherton, Nicola Doy, Glen McHale and Michael I. Newton
School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Nottingham. NG11 8NS. United Kingdom
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Email: Paul.Roach@ntu.ac.uk;
Tel: +44(0)115-848-8062; Fax: +44(0)115-848-6616
Received: 1 October 2007 / Accepted: 31 October 2007 / Published: 1 November 2007
Full Paper: SU-8 Guiding Layer for Love Wave Devices
Sensors 2007, 7, 2539-2547 (PDF format, 627 K)

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Feng Xia 1,* and Wenhong Zhao 2
1 College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
2 Precision Engineering Laboratory, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: f.xia@ieee.org.
Received: 15 October 2007 / Accepted: 31 October2007 / Published: 31 October 2007

Full Paper: Flexible Time-Triggered Sampling in Smart Sensor-Based Wireless Control Systems
Sensors 2007, 7, 2548-2564  (PDF format, 498 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Shanzhong Qi * and Yumin Cai
College of Population, Resources and Environment, Shandong Normal University, No. 88 Wenhua East Road, Jinan 250014, Shandong Province, P. R. China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: qshzhsd@yahoo.com.cn;
Tel: (+86) 531-86179880
Received: 13 August 2007 / Accepted: 30 August 2007 / Published: 31 October 2007

Full Paper: Mapping and Assessment of Degraded Land in the Heihe River Basin, Arid Northwestern China
Sensors 2007, 7, 2565-2578 (PDF format, 671 K)

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Francesc Escudero 1 , Jordi Margalef 2,*, Sonia Luengo 1, Maria Alsina 1, Josep M. Ribes 3
and Juan Pérez 4
1 TT- Area Electrònica, Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona, Spain. E-mails: malsinac@salle.url.edu (M.A.); sisco@salle.url.edu (F.E.); sonia@salle.url.edu (S.L.)
2 Department d’Electrònica, Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona,  Spain. jordm@salle.url.edu
3 TT La Salle, Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona, Spain. jmribes@salle.url.edu
4 Parc d’Innovació La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona, Spain. juanp@parclasalle.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-Mail: jordm@salle.url.edu
Received: 20 October 2007 / Accepted: 29 October 2007 / Published: 2 November 2007

Full Paper: Determining Position Inside Non-industrial Buildings Using Ultrasound Transducers
Sensors 2007, 7, 2579-2598  (PDF format, 960 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Marcela Havelková 1,*, Tomáš Randák 2, Vladimír Žlábek 2, Jan Krijt 3, Hana Kroupová 2, Jana Pulkrabová 4 and Zdeňka Svobodová 1,2
1 University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, Palackeho 1-3, 612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
2 University of South Bohemia Ceske Budejovice, Research Institute of Fish Culture and Hydrobiology Vodňany, Zatisi 728/II, 389 25 Vodňany, Czech Republic
3 Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Pathological Physiology, U Nemocnice 5, 128 53 Praha 2, Czech Republic
4 Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, Department of Food Chemistry and Analysis, Technicka 3, 166 28 Praha 6, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mhavelkova@vfu.cz
Received: 18 September 2007 / Accepted: 1 November 2007 / Published: 2 November 2007

Full Paper: Biochemical Markers for Assessing Aquatic Contamination
Sensors 2007, 7, 2599-2611 (PDF format, 354 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Paola De Luca 1, Maria Lepore 1,2, Marianna Portaccio 1,2, Rosario Esposito 3, Sergio Rossi 4, Umberto Bencivenga 4 and Damiano Gustavo Mita 1,2,*
1 Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Seconda Università di Napoli, Naples, Italy
2 Consorzio Interuniversitario INBB, Sezione Napoli, Italy
3 Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Università “Federico II”, Naples, Italy
4 Istituto di Genetica e Biofisica “Buzzati Traverso” (CNR), Naples, Italy
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mita@igb.cnr.it
Received: 18 October 2007 / Accepted: 3 November 2007 / Published: 5 November 2007

Full Research Paper: Glucose Determination by Means of Steady-state and Time-course UV Fluorescence in Free or Immobilized Glucose Oxidase
Sensors 2007, 7, 2612-2625 (PDF format, 279 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Ioana Corb 1, Florica Manea 1,*, Ciprian Radovan 2, Aniela Pop 1, Georgeta Burtica 1, Plamen Malchev 3, Stephen Picken 3 and Joop Schoonman 3
1 ”Politehnica” University of Timisoara, P-ta Victoriei, nr.2, 300006, Timisoara, Romania.
E-mails: ioana.corb@chim.upt.ro, florica.manea@chim.upt.ro, aniela.pop@chim.upt.ro,
georgeta.burtica@chim.upt.ro
2 West University of Timisoara, Str. Pestalozzi, Nr.16, 300115, Romania. E-mail: radovan@cbg.uvt.ro
3 Delft University of Technology, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands.
E-mails: p.g.malchev@tnw.tudelft.nl, s.j.picken@tnw.tudelft.nl, j.schoonman@tnw.tudelft.nl
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 2 October 2007 / Accepted: 5 November 2007 / Published: 5 November 2007

Full Research Paper: Carbon-based Composite Electrodes: Preparation, Characterization and Application in Electroanalysis
Sensors 2007, 7, 2626-2635 (PDF format, 272 K)

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Bunkei Matsushita 1, Wei Yang 2, Jin Chen 2,*, Yuyichi Onda 1 and Guoyu Qiu 2
1 Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8572, Japan; E-mails: mbunkei@sakura.cc.tsukuba.ac.jp
2 Key Laboratory of Environment Change and Natural Disaster, Ministry of Education of China, College of Resource Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China; E-mails: yangwei1982@ires.cn, chenjin@ires.cn, gqiu@ires.cn
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: chenjin@ires.cn
Received: 2 August 2007 / Accepted: 30 October 2007 / Published: 5 November 2007

Full Paper: Sensitivity of the Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to Topographic Effects: A Case Study in High-density Cypress Forest
Sensors 2007, 7, 2636-2651 (PDF format, 757 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Chengren Li 1,2,*, Bin Dong 3, Chengguo Ming 1 and Mingkai Lei 2,*
1 College of Physics and Electronic Technology, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
3 School of Science, Dalian Nationalities University, Dalian 116600, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. lshdg@sina.com.cn
Received: 7 September 2007 / Accepted: 22 October 2007 / Published: 7 November 2007

Full Research Paper: Application to Temperature Sensor Based on Green Up-conversion of Er3+ Doped Silicate Glass
Sensors 2007, 7, 2652-2659 (PDF format, 321 K)

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Ching-Liang Dai * and Ying-Liang Chen
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, 250 Kuo-Kuang Rd., Taichung, 402 Taiwan, R.O.C.
E-mail: cldai@dragon.nchu.edu.tw,  E-mail: g9461315@mail.nchu.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 18 October 2007 / Accepted: 7 November 2007 / Published: 9 November 2007

Full Paper: Modeling and Manufacturing of Micromechanical RF Switch with Inductors
Sensors 2007, 7, 2660-2670 (PDF format, 619 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Dun Pan, Xiaolei Zuo, Ying Wan, Lihua Wang, Jiong Zhang, Shiping Song* and Chunhai Fan*
Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China;
E-mails: {pandun, wanying, wanglihua, zj}@sinap.ac.cn, zxlcsu@126.com.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mails: {spsong, fchh}@sinap.ac.cn.
Received: 31 October 2007 / Accepted: 9 November 2007 / Published: 12 November 2007

Full Research Paper: Electrochemical Interrogation of Interactions between Surface-Confined DNA and Methylene Blue
Sensors 2007, 7, 2671-2680 (PDF format, 642 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Gunter Hagen *, Anne Schulz, Matthias Knörr and Ralf Moos
Bayreuth Engine Research Center, Functional Materials Laboratory, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-Mail: Functional.Materials@Uni-Bayreuth.de
Received: 28 September 2007 / Accepted: 12 November 2007 / Published: 13 November 2007
Full Research Paper: Four-Wire Impedance Spectroscopy on Planar Zeolite/Chromium Oxide Based Hydrocarbon Gas Sensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 2681-2692 (PDF format, 653 K)

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Xue Wang *, Sheng Wang, Daowei Bi and Liang Ding
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China;
E-mails: wangxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn, {wang_sheng00,bdw02,dintliang03}@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn,
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 24 October 2007 / Accepted: 8 November 2007 / Published: 13 November 2007

Full Paper: Hierarchical Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks for Collaborative Hybrid Semi-Supervised Classifier Learning
Sensors 2007, 7, 2693-2722 (PDF format, 2280 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Romas Baronas 1,2,*, Evelina Gaidamauskait˙e 1 and Juozas Kulys 3
1 Department of Software Engineering, Vilnius University, Naugarduko 24, LT-03225 Vilnius, Lithuania; E-mail: evelina.gaidamauskaite@mif.vu.lt
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Akademijos 4, LT-08663 Vilnius, Lithuania
3 Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania; E-mail: juozas.kulys@fm.vgtu.lt
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: romas.baronas@mif.vu.lt
Received: 8 October 2007 / Accepted: 9 November 2007 / Published: 14 November 2007

Full Research Paper: Modelling a Peroxidase-based Optical Biosensor
Sensors 2007, 7, 2723-2740 (PDF format, 289 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Vittorio M. N. Passaro 1,*, Francesco Dell’Olio 1 and Francesco De Leonardis 2
1 Photonics Research Group, Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica, Politecnico di Bari, via Edoardo Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
* E-mail: passaro@deemail.poliba.it, URL page: http://dee.poliba.it/photonicsgroup
2 Photonics Research Group, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Ambiente e per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, Politecnico di Bari, viale del Turismo n. 8, 74100 Taranto, Italy
Received: 22 October 2007 / Accepted: 14 November 2007 / Published: 15 November 2007
Full Research Paper: Ammonia Optical Sensing by Microring Resonators
Sensors 2007, 7, 2741-2749 (PDF format, 529 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Photonic Sensors for Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Agent Detection” Edited by Gary Pickrell and Teng K. Ooi)

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Giorgio Verrelli 1,2,*,  Larisa Lvova 1,4, Roberto Paolesse 1, Corrado Di Natale 2,3 and Arnaldo D'Amico 2,3
1 Department of Chemical Sciences and Technologies, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
verrelli@scienze.uniroma2.it. llvova@hotmail.com. paolesse@scienze.uniroma2.
2 Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
dinatale@uniroma2.it. damico@uniroma2.it.
3 CNR-IMM, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 00133 Rome, Italy
4 Biological Research Institute of Saint Petersburg State University, Laboratory of Soil Biochemistry, Oraniembaum rd. 2, 198509, Russia
* Corresponding author: verrelli@scienze.uniroma2.it
Received: 9 October 2007 / Accepted: 12 November 2007 / Published: 15 November 2007

Full Research Paper: Metalloporphyrin - based Electronic Tongue: an Application for the Analysis of Italian White wines
Sensors 2007, 7, 2750-2762 (PDF format, 268 K)

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Fatih Evrendilek 1,* and Can Ertekin 2
1 Department of Environmental Engineering, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Golkoy Campus, 14280 Bolu, Turkey; Tel: +90 374 253 4640, Fax: +90 374 253 4506
E-mail: fevrendilek@yahoo.com; fevrendilek@ibu.edu.tr
2 Department of Agricultural Machinery, Faculty of Agriculture, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey.
E-mail: ertekin@akdeniz.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 31 October 2007 / Accepted: 14 November 2007 / Published: 15 November 2007
Full Paper: Statistical Modeling of Spatio-Temporal Variability in Monthly Average Daily Solar Radiation over Turkey
Sensors 2007, 7, 2763-2778 (PDF format, 2910 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Solar Radiation, Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles” Edited by Fatih Evrendilek and Can Ertekin)

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Xue Wang *, Jun-Jie Ma , Liang Ding and Dao-Wei Bi
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments,
Department of Precision Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China;
E-mails: {mjj, dintliang03, bdw02}@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: wangxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn.
Received: 25 October 2007 / Accepted: 14 November 2007 / Published: 15 November 2007
Full Paper: Robust Forecasting for Energy Efficiency of Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks
Sensors 2007, 7, 2779-2807 (PDF format, 946 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing” Edited by Xue Wang)
 
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Nadezhda V. Kulagina, George P. Anderson, Frances S. Ligler, Kara M. Shaffer, and Chris Rowe Taitt *
Center for Bio/Molecular Science & Engineering, Code 6900, Naval Research Laboratory, 4555 Overlook Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20375
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-Mail: chris.taitt@nrl.navy.mil
Received: 24 October 2007 / Accepted: 14 November 2007 / Published: 16 November 2007

Full Research Paper: Antimicrobial Peptides: New Recognition Molecules for Detecting Botulinum Toxins
Sensors 2007, 7, 2808-2824 (PDF format,  460 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Photonic Sensors for Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Agent Detection” Edited by Gary Pickrell and Teng K. Ooi)

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Miroslav Pohanka 1,*, František Treml 2, Martin Hubálek 3, Hana Banďouchová 4, Miroslava Beklová 4 and Jiří Pikula 4
1 Center of Biological Defense, Těchonín, Czech Republic. E-mail: rau@atlas.cz
2 Department of Infectious Diseases and Epizootiology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic. E-mail: tremlf@vfu.cz
3 Institute of Molecular Pathology, University of Defence, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. E-mail: hubalek@pmfk.cz
4 Department of Veterinary Ecology and Environmental Protection, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic. E-mail: pikulaj@vfu.cz
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: rau@atlas.cz
Received: 17 October 2007 / Accepted: 14 November 2007 / Published: 19 November 2007
Full Research Paper: Piezoelectric Biosensor for a Simple Serological Diagnosis of Tularemia in Infected European Brown Hares (Lepus europaeus)
Sensors 2007, 7, 2825-2834 (PDF format, 271 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Syed S. Daood 1,2*, Aamir Ijaz  2 and Muhammad A. Butt 2
1 School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, Leeds, U.K. E-mail: S.S. Daood: pmssd@leeds.ac.uk; A. Ijaz: ijazaamir@yahoo.com.
2 Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore (54590), Pakistan.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: pmssd@leeds.ac.uk

Received: 21 September 2007 / Accepted: 13 November 2007 / Published: 20 November 2007
Full Research Paper: Study on a Concentric Tube Bulb Manometer and its Performance Compared to U-shaped Manometer
Sensors 2007, 7, 2835-2845 (PDF format, 286 K)

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Marius Bâzu 1,*, Lucian Gălăţeanu 1, Virgil Emil Ilian 1, Jerome Loicq 2, Serge Habraken 2 and Jean-Paul Collette 2
1 National Institute for R&D in Microtechnologies –IMT-Bucharest, 126A, Erou Iancu    Nicolae street, 077190, Bucharest, Romania. E-mails: mbazu@imt.ro, luciang@imt.ro, ilian_ve@imt.ro
2 Centre Spatial de Liège - CSL (Université de Liège), Place du 20-Août, 9 à B-4000 Liège, Belgium. E-mails: : J.Loicq@ulg.ac.be, shabraken@ulg.ac.be, jpcollette@ulg.ac.be
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 27 September 2007 / Accepted: 14 November 2007 / Published: 20 November 2007
Full Paper: Quantitative Accelerated Life Testing of MEMS Accelerometers
Sensors 2007, 7, 2846-2859 (PDF format, 602 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Renaud Mathieu 1,2,* Jagannath Aryal 3 and Albert K. Chong 1
1 Spatial Ecology Research Facility, School of Surveying, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand; E-mail: renaud.mathieu@stonebow.otago.ac.nz
2 Earth Observation Research Group, Natural Resources & Environment, CSIR, PO Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa; E-mail: rmathieu@csir.co.za
3 Centre for Advanced Computational Solutions, Lincoln University, PO Box 84, Lincoln, New Zealand; E-mail: aryalj@lincoln.ac.nz
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. (Renaud Mathieu)
Received: 13 September 2007 / Accepted: 19 November 2007 / Published: 20 November 2007
Full Research Paper: Object-Based Classification of Ikonos Imagery for Mapping Large-Scale Vegetation Communities in Urban Areas
Sensors 2007, 7, 2860-2880 (PDF format, 1045 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring
” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Yichun Xie 1,*, Chuanglin Fang 2, George C.S. Lin 3, Hongmian Gong 4 and Biao Qiao 2
1 Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University, 205 Strong Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Email: yxie@emich.edu, Tel: (734) 487-0218, Fax: (734) 487-6979
2 Institute of Geographic Science & Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 11A Datun Road, Anwai, Beijing 100101, China
3 Department of Geography, Room 301, Hui Oi Chow Science Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
4 Department of Geography, Hunter College – CUNY, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 5 November 2007 / Accepted: 19 November 2007 / Published: 20 November 2007
Full Research Paper: Tempo-Spatial Patterns of Land Use Changes and Urban Development in Globalizing China: A Study of Beijing
Sensors 2007, 7, 2881-2906 (PDF format, 2677  K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Jiming Chen 1,* , Shijian Li 2 and Youxian Sun 1
1 State Key of Industrial Control Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R.China; E-mail: (jmchen@ieee.org). E-mail: (yxsun@iipc.zju.edu.cn)
2 College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R.China; E-mail: (shijianli@zju.edu.cn)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: jmchen@ieee.org
Received: 8 November 2007 / Accepted: 19 November 2007 / Published: 21 November 2007

Full Paper: Novel Deployment Schemes for Mobile Sensor Networks
Sensors 2007, 7, 2907-2919 (PDF format, 604 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Simone Pantalei 1,*, Emiliano Zampetti 1, Antonella Macagnano 1, Andrea Bearzotti 1, Iole Venditti 2 and Maria V. Russo 2
1 CNR-IMM, Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Rome, Italy
2 Department of Chemistry, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, p.le A. Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: simone.pantalei@imm.cnr.it
Received: 1 October 2007 / Accepted: 20 November 2007 / Published: 23 November 2007

Full Research Paper: Enhanced Sensory Properties of a Multichannel Quartz Crystal Microbalance Coated with Polymeric Nanobeads
Sensors 2007, 7, 2920-2928 (PDF format, 2040 K)

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Liling Fu 1, Suiqiong Li 1, Kewei Zhang 1, I-Hsuan Chen 2, Valery. A. Petrenko 2 and Zhongyang Cheng 1,*
1 Materials Research and Education Center, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849
2 Department of Pathobiology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: chengzh@eng.auburn.edu.
Received: 18 October 2007 / Accepted: 21 November 2007 / Published: 22 November 2007

Full Research Paper: Magnetostrictive Microcantilever as an Advanced Transducer for Biosensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 2929-2941  (PDF format, 840 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Cantilever, Microcantilevers and Nanocantilever Sensors and Biosensors” Edited by M. Calleja and J. Tamayo)

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Sai S. Penumetcha, Ravikanth Kona, Jonathan L. Hardin, Andrew L. Molder and Erich D. Steinle*
Department of Chemistry, Missouri State University, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: esteinle@missouristate.edu
Received: 12 September 2007 / Accepted: 22 November 2007 / Published: 23 November 2007

Full Research Paper: Monitoring Transport Across Modified Nanoporous Alumina Membranes
Sensors 2007, 7, 2942-2952 (PDF format, 1690 K)


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Maria Alsina 1, Francesc Escudero 1, Jordi Margalef 2 and Sonia Luengo 1
1 TT- Area Electrònica, Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona – Spain. E-mails: M.Alsina:malsinac@salle.url.edu; F.Escudero: sisco@salle.url.edu; S. Luengo: sonia@salle.url.edu.
2 Department d’Electrònica, Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona – Spain. jordm@salle.url.edu
Received: 30 October 2007 / Accepted: 21 November 2007 / Published: 23 November 2007
Full Paper: Tactile Fabric Panel in an Eight Zones Structure
Sensors 2007, 7, 2953-2969  (PDF format, 1400 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Orlando Frazão 1,3*, José M. Baptista 2,1 and José L. Santos 3,1
1 INESC Porto, Unidade de Optoelectrónica e Sistemas Electrónicos, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal. E-mail: ofrazao@inescporto.pt
2 Dept. de Matemática e Engenharias, Universidade da Madeira, Campus da Penteada, 9000-390 Funchal, Portugal. E-mail: jmb@uma.pt
3 Dept. de Física da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal. E-mail: josantos@fc.up.pt
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. ofrazao@inescporto.pt
Received: 21 September 2007 / Accepted: 23 November 2007 / Published: 26 November 2007
Full Research Paper: Recent Advances in High-Birefringence Fiber Loop Mirror Sensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 2970-2983 (PDF format, 342 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Inta Muzikante *,1, Vicente Parra 2, Rorijs Dobulans 1, Egils Fonavs 1, Janis Latvels 1 and Marcel Bouvet *,2
1 Laboratory of Organic Materials, Institute of Solid State Physics. University of Latvia, Riga (Latvia). E-mail: intam@cfi.lu.lv
2 Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI) and Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique et Matériaux Moléculaires-CNRS UMR 7071. Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, Paris (France). E-mail: marcel.bouvet@espci.fr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 6 November 2007 / Accepted: 23 November 2007 / Published: 26 November 2007
Full Research Paper: A Novel Gas Sensor Transducer Based on Phthalocyanine Heterojunction Devices
Sensors 2007, 7, 2984-2996 (PDF format, 487 K)

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Yung-Chuan Chen 1, Hsun-Heng Tsai 2, Wei-Hua Lu 3 and Li-Wen Chen 1,*
1 Department of Vehicle Engineering, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan
E-mail: chuan@mail.npust.edu.tw.
2 Department of Biomechatronics Engineering, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan
E-mail: heng@mail.npust.edu.tw
3 Department of Material Engineering, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan
E-mail: whl@mail.npust.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed: E-mail: liwen@mail.npust.edu.tw
Received: 12 October 2007 / Accepted: 14 November 2007 / Published: 26 November 2007

Full Paper: Effect of Electrical Contact on the Contact Residual Stress of a Microrelay Switch
Sensors 2007, 7, 2997-3011 (PDF format, 466 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)
   
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Wen-Hui Lin 1 and Ya-Pu Zhao 2,*
1  College of Science, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China
2  State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics (LNM), Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of   Sciences, Beijing 100080, China
* Author to whom all correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: yzhao@imech.ac.cn (Y.-P. Zhao).
Received: 5 November 2007 / Accepted: 27 November 2007 / Published:  29 November 2007
Full Paper: Influence of Damping on the Dynamical Behavior of the Electrostatic Parallel-plate and Torsional Actuators with Intermolecular Forces
Sensors 2007, 7, 3012-3026 (PDF format, 324 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Olga Korostynska 1, Khalil Arshak 1,*, Edric Gill 2 and Arousian Arshak 2
1 Electronic & Computer Engineering Department, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
E-mail: khalil.arshak@ul.ie
2 Physics Department, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed: Electronic & Computer Engineering Department,
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, Tel: +353 61 20 22 67; Fax: +353 61 33 81 76
Received: 20 August 2007 / Accepted: 26 November 2007 / Published: 30 November 2007

Review: Review on State-of-the-art in Polymer Based pH Sensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 3027-3042 (PDF format, 833 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “State-of-the-Art Polymer Based pH Sensors” Edited by Khalil Arshak and Olga Korostynska)

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Yuanbo Liu 1,2,*, Yasushi Yamaguchi 1 and Changqing Ke 3
1 Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
E-mail: yb218@yahoo.com, yasushi@nagoya-u.jp
2 Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, East Beijing Road, No.73, Nanjing 210008, China
3 Department of Geographical Information Science, Nanjing University, Hankou Road 22, Nanjing, 210093, China
E-mail: kecq2000@sohu.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 25 October 2007 / Accepted: 2 December 2007 / Published: 4 December 2007

Full Paper: Reducing the Discrepancy Between ASTER and MODIS Land Surface Temperature Products
Sensors 2007, 73043-3057 (PDF format, 688 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Ariadi Hazmi, Nobuyuki Takagi, Daohong Wang* and Teiji Watanabe
Gifu University of Japan
E-mail: ariadihazmi@yahoo.com, takagi-n@gifu-u.ac.jp, wang@gifu-u.ac.jp.
* Corresponding author. wang@gifu-u.ac.jp, Tel: 81-58-293-2702, Fax: 81-58-230-1892.
Received: 22 October 2007 / Accepted: 30 November 2007 / Published: 4 December 2007
Full Paper: Development of a Space-charge-sensing System
Sensors 2007, 7,  3058-3070 (PDF format, 918 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Avinash Parashar *, Ankur Shah, Muthukumaran Packirisamy and Narayanswamy Sivakumar
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, EV 13-310, Concordia University, 1515, St. Catherine West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 2W1
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: avinash_ntpc@yahoo.co.in
Received: 25 October 2007 / Accepted: 29 November 2007 / Published: 4 December 2007
Communication: Three Cavity Tunable MEMS Fabry Perot Interferometer
Sensors 2007, 7, 3071-3083 (PDF format, 363 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Yasar Guneri Sahin
Izmir University of Economics, Department of Software Engineering, Izmir-TR
+90 (232) 488 8173, E-mail: yasar.sahin@ieu.edu.tr
Received: 7 November 2007 / Accepted: 3 December 2007 / Published: 4 December 2007
Full Paper: Animals as Mobile Biological Sensors for Forest Fire Detection
Sensors 2007, 7, 3084-3099  (PDF format, 781 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Mahmoud El-Sherif, Lalitkumar Bansal, and Jianming Yuan
Photonics Laboratories, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-Mail: melsherif@photonicslabs.com
Received: 2 October 2007 / Accepted: 29 November 2007 / Published: 4 December 2007

Review: Fiber Optic Sensors For Detection of Toxic and Biological Threats
Sensors 2007, 7, 3100-3118 (PDF format, 696 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Photonic Sensors for Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Agent Detection” Edited by Gary Pickrell and Teng K. Ooi)

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Farnoush Faridbod 1, Mohammad Reza Ganjali 1,2,*, Bagher Larijani 2, Parviz Norouzi 1,2, S. Riahi 3 and F. Fatemeh Sadat Mirnaghi 1
1 Center of Excellence in Electrochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, Tel.: +9861112788,
 Fax: +982166495291, E-mail: ganjali@khayam.ut.ac.ir
2 Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Center, Medical Sciences/ University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
3 Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Received: 9 August 2007 / Accepted: 25 October 2007 / Published: 5 December 2007
Full Research Paper: Lanthanide Recognition: an Asymetric Erbium Microsensor Based on a Hydrazone Derivative
Sensors 2007, 7, 3119-3135 (PDF format, 482 K)


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Matija Strlič 1,*, Irena Kralj Cigić 2, Jana Kolar 3, Gerrit de Bruin 4 and Boris Pihlar 2
1 University College London, Centre for Sustainable Heritage, The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies (Torrington Place site), Gower Street, London WCIE 6BT, UK,
E-mail: m.strlic@ucl.ac.uk
2 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
E-mail:irena.kralj-cigic@fkkt.uni-lj.si; boris.pihlar@fkkt.uni-lj.si
3 National and University Library, Ljubljana, Slovenia, E-mail: jana.kolar@fkkt.uni-lj.si
4 Nationaal Archief, The Hague, The Netherlands, E-mail: gerrit.de.bruin@nationaalarchief.nl
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 12 November 2007 / Accepted: 4 December 2007 / Published: 5 December 2007

Full Research Paper: Non-Destructive Evaluation of Historical Paper Based on pH Estimation from VOC Emissions
Sensors 2007, 7, 3136-3145 (PDF format, 517 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Manuel de la Sen
Department of Electricity and Electronics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Campus of Leioa, PO Box 644-Bilbao ,SPAIN; E-mail: wepdepam@lg.ehu.es
Received: 14 November 2007 / Accepted: 28 November 2007 / Published: 5 December 2007
Full Research Paper: About Optimal Fractional Hold Circuits for Inter- sample Output Reconstruction in Sampled-data Systems
Sensors 2007, 7, 3146-3155 (PDF format, 250 K)


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Seonghwan Kim 1, Kyung Chun Kim 2 and Kenneth David Kihm 1,*
1 Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA 37996
2 School of Mechanical Engineering, MEMS/Nano Fabrication Center, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735, Korea
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: kkihm@utk.edu
Received: 1 November 2007 / Accepted: 4 December 2007 / Published: 6 December 2007 

Full Research Paper: Near-Field Thermometry Sensor Based on the Thermal Resonance of a Microcantilever in Aqueous Medium
Sensors 2007, 7, 3156-3165 (PDF format, 382 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Cantilever, Microcantilevers and Nanocantilever Sensors and Biosensors” Edited by M. Calleja and J. Tamayo)

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Jiaqiang Ren and He Tian *
Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials & Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai 200237, P. R. China; E-mails: Jiaqiang Ren: renjq1978@yahoo.com; He Tian: tianhe@ecust.edu.cn
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Fax: +86-21-64252288; Email: tianhe@ecust.edu.cn
Received: 30 October 2007 / Accepted: 3 November 2007 / Published: 6 December 2007

Full Paper: Thermally Stable Merocyanine Form of Photochromic Spiropyran with Aluminum Ion as a Reversible Photo-driven Sensor in Aqueous Solution
Sensors 2007, 7, 3166-3178 (PDF format, 411 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Supramolecular Sensors
” Edited by Peter J. Cragg)

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Feng Xia 1,3, Wenhong Zhao 2, Youxian Sun 3 and Yu-Chu Tian 1,*
1 Faculty of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD 4001, Australia
E-mail: f.xia@ieee.org; y.tian@qut.edu.au
2 Precision Engineering Laboratory, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China
3 State Key Laboratory of Industrial Control Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 November 2007 / Accepted: 5 December 2007 / Published: 6 December 2007

Full Research Paper: Fuzzy Logic Control Based QoS Management in Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks
Sensors 2007, 7, 3179-3191 (PDF format, 286 K)

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Suranan Noimanee 1,*, Tawee Tunkasiri 2, Kingkeo Siriwitayakorn 2 and Jerapong Tantrakoon 2
1 Department of Computer Engineering, Chiang Mai University, 239 Huay Kaew Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand. Tel: +66 53 942018, Fax: +66 53 942072
2 Department of  Physics, Chiang Mai University, 239 Huay Kaew Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand. Tel: +66 53 943376, Fax: +66 53 892271
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: suranan@chiangmai.ac.th
Received: 23 July 2007 / Accepted: 3 December 2007 / Published: 11 December 2007

Full Research Paper: Design Considerations for Aural Vital Signs Using PZT Piezoelectric Ceramics Sensor Based on the Computerization Method
Sensors 2007, 7, 3192-3208 (PDF format, 683 K)
Publisher's Note added on 6 March 2008: The published date has been corrected to be "
11 December 2007".

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Assefa M. Melesse 1, Qihao Weng 2, Prasad S.Thenkabail 3 and Gabriel B. Senay 4
1 Department of Environmental Studies, Florida International University
2 Center for Urban and Environmental Change, Department of Geography, Indiana State University
3 International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka
4 EROS-United States Geological Survey
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: melessea@fiu.edu
Received: 8 November 2007 / Accepted: 26 November 2007 / Published:
11 December 2007
Review: Remote Sensing Sensors and Applications in Environmental Resources Mapping and Modelling
Sensors 2007, 7, 3209-3241 (PDF format, 1585 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Fatih Evrendilek
Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Abant Izzet Baysal University, 14280 Bolu, Turkey
E-mail: fevrendilek@ibu.edu.tr ; fevrendilek@yahoo.com  
Received: 21 November 2007 / Accepted: 11 December 2007 / Published: 12 December 2007
Full Paper: Integrating Map Algebra and Statistical Modeling for Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Monthly Mean Daily Incident Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) over a Complex Terrain
Sensors 2007, 7, 3242-3257 (PDF format, 4227 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Solar Radiation, Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles” Edited by Fatih Evrendilek and Can Ertekin)

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Eduarda Regina Carvalho 1,* , Nelson Consolin Filho 1, Everaldo Carlos Venancio 1, Osvaldo N. O. Jr. 2, Luiz H. C. Mattoso 1 and Ladislau Martin-Neto 1
1 Embrapa Instrumentação Agropecuária, P.O. Box 741, 13560-970, São Carlos/SP, Brazil E-mails: N. Consolin Filho: consolin@cnpdia.embrapa.br; E. C. Venancio: ecvenancio@cnpdia.embrapa.br; O. N. O. Jr.: chu@ifsc.usp.br; L. H. C. Mattoso: mattoso@cnpdia.embrapa.br; L. Martin-Neto: martin@cnpdia.embrapa.br.
2 Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, USP, SP, Brazil, P.O. Box 369, 13560-970.
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: eduarda@cnpdia.embrapa.br
Received: 20 September 2007 / Accepted: 19 November 2007 / Published: 12 December 2007
Full Paper: Detection of Brominated By-Products Using a Sensor Array Based on Nanostructured Thin Films of Conducting Polymers
Sensors 2007, 7, 3258-3271 (PDF format, 1392 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Electrochemical Sensors Based on Conductive Polymers” Edited by Yoon-Bo Shim)

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Gamal Abdel-Hafiz Mostafa *, Mohamed Mahmoud Hefnawy and Abdulrahman Al-Majed
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, P.O.Box 2457, Riyadh11451, Saudi Arabia.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: gamal_most@yahoo.com
Received: 11 July 2007 / Accepted: 8 October 2007 / Published: 13 December 2007
Full Research Paper: PVC Membrane Sensors for Potentiometric Determination of Acebutolol
Sensors 2007, 7, 3272-3286 (PDF format, 248 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Electrochemical Sensors Based on Conductive Polymers” Edited by Yoon-Bo Shim)

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Ruedi Stoop *, Tom Jasa, Yoko Uwate  and Stefan Martignoli 
Institute of Neuroinformatics University/ETH Zurich, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich Switzerland
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
E-mail: ruedi@ini.phys.ethz.ch.
Received: 5 December 2007 / Accepted: 13 December 2007 / Published: 14 December 2007
Full Research Paper: From Hearing to Listening: Design and Properties of an Actively Tunable Electronic Hearing Sensor
Sensors 2007, 7, 3287-3298 (PDF format, 1582 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Switzerland” Edited by Peter Seitz and Matthias Burkhalter)

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Jianqiang Hu, Zhouping Wang and Jinghong Li*
Department of Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Bioorganic Phosphorus Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
E-mail: jhli@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
Received: 12 November 2007 / Accepted: 12 December 2007 / Published: 14 December 2007
Full Research Paper: Gold Nanoparticles With Special Shapes: Controlled Synthesis, Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering, and The Application in Biodetection
Sensors 2007, 7, 3299-3311 (PDF format, 1409 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Jiahua Zhang *,1, Fengmei Yao 2, Lingyun Zheng 1 and Limin Yang 3
1 Laboratory for Remote Sensing and Climate Information Sciences (LRSCIS),Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, 100081, China.
E-mail: zhangjh@cams.cma.gov.cn.
2 College of Earth Sciences, The Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, China. E-mail: aofm@gucas.ac.cn                                                                                             
3 Visiting Scientist, U.S.Geological Survey, Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 57198,USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 13 October 2007 / Accepted: 14 December 2007 / Published: 17 December 2007

Full Research Paper: Evaluation of Grassland Dynamics in the Northern-Tibet Plateau of China Using Remote Sensing and Climate Data
Sensors 2007, 7, 3312-3328 (PDF format, 592 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Edric Gill 1, Arousian Arshak 1,*, Khalil Arshak 2 and Olga Korostynska 2
1 Dept. of Physics, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
Tel: +353 61 20 2371, Fax: +353 61 20 2423
2 Dept. of Computer and Electronic Engineering, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Arousian.Arshak@ul.ie
Received: 29 November 2007 / Accepted: 18 December 2007 / Published: 19 December 2007

Full Research Paper: pH Sensitivity of Novel PANI/PVB/PS3 Composite Films
Sensors 2007, 7, 3329-3346 (PDF format, 481 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “State-of-the-Art Polymer Based pH Sensors” Edited by Khalil Arshak and Olga Korostynska)

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Tymon Zielinski 1,* and Bringfried Pflug 2
1 Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Powstancow Warszawy 55, 81-712 Sopot, Poland. E-mail: tymon@iopan.gda.pl
2 Remote Sensing Technology Institute, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Rutherfordstr. 2, D-12489 Berlin, Germany. E-mail: Bringfried.Pflug@dlr.de
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 1 November 2007 / Accepted: 17 December 2007 / Published: 19 December 2007
Full Research Paper: Lidar-based Studies of Aerosol Optical Properties Over Coastal Areas 
Sensors 2007, 7, 3347-3365 (PDF format, 239 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Jih-Huah Wu 1, Rong-Seng Chang 2, and Joe-Air Jiang 3,*
1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ming Chuan University, No. 5, Deming Rd., Gweishan Township, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan.
2 Department of Optics and Photonics, National Central University, No. 300, Jung-Da Rd., Chung-Li City, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan.
3 Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 106, Taiwan.
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jajiang@ntu.edu.tw
Received: 2 November 2007 / Accepted: 18 December 2007 / Published: 19 December 2007

Full Research Paper: A Novel Pulse Measurement System by Using Laser Triangulation and a CMOS Image Sensor
Sensors 2007, 7, 3366-3385 (PDF format, 2247 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Integrated High-performance Imagers” Edited by Edoardo Charbon)

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Ching-Liang Dai *, Yao-Wei Tai and Pin-Hsu Kao
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, 250 Kuo-Kuang Rd., Taichung, 402 Taiwan, R.O.C.
E-mails: cldai@dragon.nchu.edu.tw, g9461412@mail.nchu.edu.tw, d9461402@mail.nchu.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 November 2007 / Accepted: 18 December 2007 / Published: 19 December 2007

Full Paper: Modeling and Fabrication of Micro FET Pressure Sensor with Circuits
Sensors 2007, 7, 3386-3398 (PDF format, 2328 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Zhiqun Deng *, Thomas J. Carlson, Joanne P. Duncan and Marshall C. Richmond 
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland, WA 99352. E-mail: zhiqun.deng@pnl.gov
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 27 November 2007 / Accepted: 18 December 2007 / Published:
19 December 2007
Full Paper: Six-Degree-of-Freedom Sensor Fish Design and Instrumentation
Sensors 2007, 7, 3399-3415 (PDF format, 1610 K)

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Amanda Harris 1, Sayma Rahman 2, Faisal Hossain 1,*, Lance Yarborough 3, Amvrossios C. Bagtzoglou 2 and Greg Easson 3
1 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN 38505, USA
2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
3 Geoinformatics Research Center, Department of Geological Engineering, University of Mississippi. Oxford, MS, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: fhossain@tntech.edu

Received: 30 November 2007 / Accepted: 18 December 2007 / Published: 20 December 2007
Full Paper: Satellite-based Flood Modeling Using TRMM-based Rainfall Products
Sensors 2007, 7, 3416-3427 (PDF format, 423 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Land Surface Properties, Patterns, and Processes” Edited by Qihao Weng, Dale A. Quattrochi and George Xian)

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ZhongPing Lee 1, Kendall Carder 2, Robert Arnone 1 and MingXia He 3
1 Naval Research Lab, Code 7333, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529, USA
2 College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
3 Ocean Remote Sensing Institute, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: zplee@nrlssc.navy.mil
Received: 5 November 2007 / Accepted: 17 December 2007 / Published: 20 December 2007

Full Research Paper: Determination of Primary Spectral Bands for Remote Sensing of Aquatic Environments
Sensors 2007, 7, 3428-3441 (PDF format, 632 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Mun'delanji Vestergaard 1, Kagan Kerman 2 and Eiichi Tamiya 3,*
1 School of Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST),1-1 Asahidai, Nomi City, Ishikawa 923-1292, Japan
2 Dept. of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, N6A 5B7, Canada
3 Nanobiotechnology and Biodevice Laboratory, Dept. of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 8-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: tamiya@ap.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
Received: 4 December 2007 / Accepted: 18 December 2007 / Published: 20 December 2007
Review: Label-free Electrochemical Protein Sensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 3442-3458 (PDF format, 666 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Sudhir Kumar Pandey 1, Ki-Hyun Kim 1,* and Sun-Ho Lee 2
1 Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea
2  Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea
E-mail: skpbhu@gmail.com, khkim@sejong.ac.kr*, Tel: 82-2-499-9151, Fax: 82-2-499-2354*
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 7 November 2007 / Accepted: 19 December 2007 / Published: 20 December 2007
Full Research Paper: Use of a Dynamic Enclosure Approach to Test the Accuracy of the NDIR Sensor: Evaluation Based on the CO2 Equilibration Pattern
Sensors 2007, 7, 3459-3471 (PDF format, 351 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Marco Scheidle, Johannes Klinger and Jochen Büchs *
Biochemical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Sammelbau Biologie, Worringerweg 1, D-52074 Aachen, Germany
E-mail: scheidle@biovt.rwth-aachen.de. E-mail: klinger@biovt.rwth-aachen.de
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: buechs@biovt.rwth-aachen.de
Received: 3 December 2007 / Accepted: 20 December 2007 / Published: 20 December 2007
Full Research Paper: Combination of On-line pH and Oxygen Transfer Rate Measurement in Shake Flasks by Fiber Optical Technique and Respiration Activity MOnitoring System (RAMOS)
Sensors 2007, 7, 3472-3480 (PDF format, 313 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “State-of-the-Art Polymer Based pH Sensors” Edited by Khalil Arshak and Olga Korostynska)

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César Díez-Gil 1, Antonio Caballero 2, Imma Ratera 1, Alberto Tárraga 2, Pedro Molina 2,* and Jaume Veciana 1,*
1 Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC)-CIBER-BBN, Campus Universitari, 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain. Fax: 34 93 5805729; Tel: 34 93 580 1853.
E-mail: vecianaj@icmab.es
2 Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, 30100 Murcia, Spain.
E-mail: pmolina@um.es; vecianaj@icmab.es
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 8 November 2007 / Accepted: 20 December 2007 / Published: 21 December 2007
Full Research Paper: Naked-eye and Selective Detection of Mercury (II) Ions in Mixed Aqueous Media Using a Cellulose-based Support
Sensors 2007, 7, 3481-3488 (PDF format, 858 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Molecular Recognition and Sensors, Including Molecular Imprinting” Edited by Shu-Kun Lin)

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Pedro Jorge 1,*, Manuel António Martins 2, Tito Trindade 2, José Luís Santos 1,3 and Faramarz Farahi 4
1 Unidade de Optoelectrónica, INESC Porto. Rua do Campo Alegre, 687. 4169 007 Porto, Portugal.
e-mail: pjorge@inescporto.pt. e-mail: jlsantos@inescporto.pt
2 Department of Chemistry - CICECO, University of Aveiro. 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
e-mail: mamartins@ua.pt. e-mail: tito@ua.pt
3 Dept. Física. Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto. Rua do Campo Alegre, 687. 4169 007 Porto, Portugal.
4 Department of Physics & Optical Science. UNC Charlotte, 306-A Grigg. Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
e-mail: ffarahi@uncc.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 November 2007 / Accepted: 20 December 2007 / Published: 21 December 2007
Review: Optical Fiber Sensing Using Quantum Dots
Sensors 2007, 7, 3489-3534  (PDF format, 1618 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Marek Miśkowicz
AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Electronics, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland.
Received: 10 October 2007 / Accepted: 21 December 2007 / Published: 21 December 2007
Full Paper: Analysis of Mean Access Delay in Variable-window CSMA
Sensors 2007, 7, 3535-3559  (PDF format, 376 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

 


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