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Handbook of Humidity Measurement, Volume 2

Electronic and Electrical Humidity Sensors, 1st Edition

By Ghenadii Korotcenkov

CRC Press

386 pages | 378 B/W Illus.

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The second volume of Handbook of Humidity Measurement "Electronic and Electrical Humidity Sensors" is entirely devoted to the consideration of different types of solid-state devices which can be used for humidity measurement. There is given a detailed information, including advantages and disadvantages about the capacitive, resistive, gravimetric, hygrometric, field ionization, microwave, solid-state electrochemical, and thermal conductivity-based humidity sensors, followed by a relevant analysis of the properties of humidity-sensitive materials, used for the development of such devices. Humidity sensors based on thin film and field-effect transistors, heterojunctions, flexible substrates, and integrated humidity sensors are also discussed in this volume. Great attention is also paid to the consideration of conventional devices, which were used for the measurement of humidity for several centuries. It is important to note that many of these methods are widely used so far.

Table of Contents

Introduction in Humidity Sensors. Introduction in electronic and electrical humidity sensors. Conventional Methods and Brief History of Humidity Measurements. Gravimetric method of humidity measurement. Mechanical (hair) hygrometer. Psychrometer. Chilled mirror hygrometer or mirror-based dew-point sensors. Heated salt-solution method for humidity measurement. Electrolytic or coulometric hygrometers. Humidity measurement based on Karl Fischer titration. Other conventional methods of humidity measurement. Electronic and Electrical Humidity Sensors and Basic Principles of their Operation. Сapacitance-based humidity sensors. Resistive humidity sensors. Gravimetric humidity sensors. Cantilever- and membrane-based humidity sensors. Thermal conductivity-based hygrometers. Field ionization humidity sensors. Humidity sensors based on thin film and field-effect transistors. Hetero-junction-based humidity sensors. Kelvin probe as a humidity sensor. Solid state electrochemical humidity sensors. New Trends and Outlook. Microwave-based humidity sensors. Integrated humidity sensors. Humidity sensors on flexible substrate. Non-traditional approaches to humidity measurement. Summary and outlook.

About the Author

Ghenadii Korotcenkov received his PhD in Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Materials and Devices from Technical University of Moldova in 1976 and his Dr. Sci. degree in Physics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics from Academy of Science of Moldova in 1990 (Highest Qualification Committee of the USSR, Moscow). He has more than 40-year experience as a teacher and scientific researcher. Long time he was a leader of gas sensor group and manager of various national and international scientific and engineering projects carried out in the Laboratory of Micro- and Optoelectronics, Technical University of Moldova in the field of microelectronics and optoelectronics. 2007-2008 years he was an invited scientist in Korea Institute of Energy Research (Daejeon). After which, until the end of 2017 G. Korotcenkov was a research professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea. Currently G. Korotcenkov is the chief scientific researcher at the Department of Physics and Engineering at the State University of Moldova, Chisinau, Rep. of Moldova.

His present scientific interests starting from 1995 year include material sciences, focusing on metal oxide film deposition and characterization, surface science, and thin film gas sensor design. G. Korotcenkov is the author or editor of thirty five books and special issues, including 11 volume "Chemical Sensors" series published by Momentum Press (USA), 15 volume "Chemical Sensors" series published by Harbin Institute of Technology Press (China), 3 volume "Porous Silicon: From Formation to Application" issue published by CRC Press (USA) and 2 volume "Handbook of Gas Sensor Materials" published by Springer (USA). At present he is a series editor of "Metal Oxides" book series which is published by Elsevier. G. Korotcenkov is author and co-author of more than 550 scientific publications including twenty review papers, thirty five book chapters, more than 250 peer-reviewed articles published in scientific journals and more than 50 refereed papers published in international conference proceedings (h-factor=38 (Scopus) and h=45 (Google scholar citation)). He is a holder of 17 patents. He presented more than 200 reports on the National and International conferences, including fifteen invited talks. G. Korotcenkov was co-organizer of several International conferences. His research activities are honored by Award of the Supreme Council of Science and Advanced Technology of the Republic of Moldova (2004), The Prize of the Presidents of Ukrainian, Belarus and Moldovan Academies of Sciences (2003), Senior Research Excellence Award of Technical University of Moldova (2001; 2003; 2005), Fellowship from International Research Exchange Board (1998), National Youth Prize of the Republic of Moldova (1980), among others. G. Korotcenkov also received a fellowship from the International Research Exchange Board (IREX, United States, 1998), Brain Korea 21 Program (2008–2012), and Brainpool Program (Korea, 2015–2017).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical