Porous silicon is rapidly attracting increasing interest from various fields, including optoelectronics, microelectronics, photonics, medicine, chemistry, and biosensing. This nanostructured and biodegradable material has a range of unique properties that make it ideal for many applications. For example, the pores and surface chemistry of the material can be manipulated to change the rate of drug release from hours to months.
Porous Silicon: Biomedical and Sensor Applications, Volume Two is part of the three-book series Porous Silicon: From Formation to Application. It discusses applications of porous silicon in bioengineering and in various sensors, including gas sensors, biosensors, pressure sensors, mechanical sensors, optical sensors, and many other types. It also thoroughly reviews the fabrication, parameters, and applications of devices that use porous silicon.
Drawing upon a vast amount of recently published literature, the book guides readers through practical implementations that span environmental control, chemistry, spectroscopy, gas chromatography, microelectronics, micromachining, microfluidics, medicine, biotechnology, and the car industry. It is divided into three sections that focus on:
Representing the most recent progress in applications of porous silicon to biomedical and sensory technology, this reference is indispensable for those involved in the research, development, and application of porous silicon in several scientific disciplines. It also serves as a starting point for the interested but unfamiliar reader to gain a thorough understanding of the unusual properties of porous silicon, other porous materials, and possible areas for current and future applications.
SENSORS. Solid State Gas and Vapor Sensors Based on Porous Silicon. Optimization of PSi-Based Sensors Using IHSAB Principles. Porous Silicon-Based Optical Chemical Sensors. PSi-Based Electrochemical Sensors. Porous Silicon-Based Biosensors: Some Features of Design, Functional Activity, and Practical Application. MEMS-Based Pressure Sensors. Micromachined Mechanical Sensors. Porous Silicon as a Material for Thermal Insulation in MEMS. PSi-Based Microwave Detection. AUXILIARY DEVICES. PSi-Based Ultrasound Emitters (Acoustic Emission). Porous Silicon in Micromachining Hotplates Aimed for Sensor Applications. PSi-Based Preconcentrators, Filters, and Gas Sources. Silicon Nanostructures for Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry. PSi Substrates for Raman, Terahertz, and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. PSi-Based Diffusion Membranes. Liquid Microfluidic Devices. BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS. Biocompatibility and Bioactivity of Porous Silicon. Applications of Porous Silicon Materials in Drug Delivery. Tissue Engineering. Use of Porous Silicon for In Vivo Imaging Techniques.