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Sunday, February 24, 2019

#400 Semiconductors can sense

The action of “sensing”, underlying operation of a sensor,  is understood as an ability of the physical object to detect in real time changes in its physical/chemical environment and to translate these changes into a measurable signal such as an electric current.


Semiconductor materials and devices are uniquely suitable for sensing applications because, unlike metals and common insulators, several physical characteristics of semiconductors change in response to the changes of the physical or chemical characteristics of the ambient. As a result, semiconductor sensors, in various shapes and forms are at the core  sensor technology.


It goeas without saying that without various types of sensors we wouldn't be evem close to where we are in terms of technical advancements. More later...

Posted by Jerzy Ruzyllo at 04:54 PM | Semiconductors | Link is the personal blog of Jerzy Ruzyllo. With over 35 years of experience in academic research and teaching in the area of semiconductor engineering (currently holding position of a Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University), he has a unique perspective on the developments in this progress driving technical domain and enjoys blogging about it.

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