Sensors and Materials

Sensors and Materials 30th Anniversary Award
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S&M Young Researcher Paper Award 2017
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S&M Young Researcher Paper Award 2015
Recipient: Toshihiko Noda
Paper: Magnetic-Thrust Flexible Electrode with Integrated Preamplifier for Neural Recording
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Vol.30 No. 1
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  • The origins of Sensors and Materials go back to the early 1970s when the founding editor of the journal, Professor Kohji Toda, who was working at Stanford University as a visiting scientist, met ... Read More

  • Speak, Memory is the title of the well-known autobiography by Vladimir Nabokov.(1) It was the first thing that came to mind when Professor Ishida asked me of my recollections of the early days of ... Read More

  • Impact force identification from structural dynamic responses at certain points on a mechanical structure subjected to impact is a classical inverse problem in dynamics. There has been a growing ... Read More

  • In this study, we experimentally demonstrated that a high-sensitivity fiber sensor can be used for the remote sensing of temperature and stress simultaneously. The proposed sensor includes severa ... Read More

  • A novel tissue hardness measurement sensor (tactile sensor) capable of measuring the material constants of sensed objects has been fabricated and demonstrated in this study. The tactile sensor we ... Read More

  • Enhanced fluorescence using an optical interference mirror (OIM) slide consisting of a metal film and a transparent dielectric thin film is used to improve the sensitivity of a DNA microarray. Tw ... Read More

  • There are a variety of methods to detect odorant molecules, including gas chromatography (GC) and its related coupled techniques, electronic noses, and olfactory receptor (OR)-based biosensors. N ... Read More

  • A novel calorimetric biosensor is developed by recirculating flow injection analysis. The biosensor consists of a peristaltic pump, two switching valves, a thermostat, an injection valve, two twi ... Read More

  • A displacement-sensing scheme is presented herein by utilizing near-field coupling between multiple coils. The sensing system consists of the stationary part and removable sensor tag. The change ... Read More

  • The dependence of the center reflection wavelength shift of a resin-embedded fiber Bragg grating (FBG) on the resin material was investigated for the use of the grating fiber as a bending deflect ... Read More

  • A disposable microfabricated Na+-ion-sensing device was developed for the direct on-site measurement of the Na+-ion concentration in live plants. To conduct reliable measurements, silver chloride ... Read More

  • In this paper, we propose a CMOS image sensor that uses a gate/body-tied p-chnnel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (PMOSFET)-type photodetector for highspeed binary operation. Th ... Read More

  • The incidence of heart disease increases with age. The typical method of monitoring arrhythmia is to use a body-patch-type sensor with a wet electrode. Even though this sensor is easy to use, it ... Read More

  • We demonstrate the celluloid-based biochip for cell trapping, prepared by Suzuki’s universal microprinting (SUMP) method. The structure of 8 × 8 μm2 micoenclosures consists of a mi ... Read More


S&M1468

30th Commemorative Article

S&M1468
Origins and History of Sensors and Materials
Makoto Ishida
pp. 1-3
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1800
Published on January 12, 2018
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S&M1469

30th Commemorative Article

S&M1469
Speak, Memory-of Sensors and Materials
Henry Baltes
pp. 5-6
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1654
Published on January 12, 2018
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S&M1470

Research Paper

S&M1470
Experimental Study on Impact Force Identification Using Output Response of Polyvinylidene Fluoride Sensor
Cao Vu Dung and Eiichi Sasaki
pp. 7-21
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1344
Published on January 12, 2018
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S&M1471

Research Paper

S&M1471
In-fiber Long-period Grating and Fiber Bragg Grating-based Sensor for Simultaneously Monitoring Remote Temperature and Stress
Hung-Ying Chang, Chien-Hung Yeh, Chuan-Ying Huang, Ming-Yue Fu, Chi-Wai Chow, and Wen-Fung Liu
pp. 23-32
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1502
Published on January 12, 2018
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S&M1472

Research Paper

S&M1472
Tissue Hardness Measurement Sensor and Algorithm for Tumor Detection Using Light Trapping and Scattering in Silicone Waveguide
Su Yang and Jong-Ha Lee
pp. 33-58
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1584
Published on January 12, 2018
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S&M1473

Research Paper

S&M1473
Enhanced Fluorescent DNA Microarray Using Optical Interference Mirror Slide
Mitsuru Yasuda and Takuo Akimoto
pp. 59-66
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1589
Published on January 12, 2018
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S&M1474

Review Paper

S&M1474
Recent Advances in Olfactory Receptor Biosensors and Cell Signaling Cascade Amplification Systems
Dingqiang Lu, Fuping Lu, Lihua Geng, and Guangchang Pang
pp. 67-87
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1607
Published on January 12, 2018
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S&M1475

Research Paper

S&M1475
Recirculating Flow Injection Calorimetric Biosensor and Its Improved Performance Evaluation for Dichlorvos Detection
Yihua Zheng and Jun Liu
pp. 89-99
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1628
Published on January 12, 2018
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S&M1476

Research Paper

S&M1476
Displacement Measurement Realized by Near-field Coupling between Multiple Coils
Shujing Su, Lei Zhang, Yanjie Guo, Fei Lu, Qiulin Tan, and Jijun Xiong
pp. 101-109
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1632
Published on January 12, 2018
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S&M1477

Research Paper

S&M1477
Dependence of Reflection Wavelength Shift of Resin-embedded Grating Fiber on Resin Material
Hironori Kumazaki, Takato Sugiyama, and Hisakazu Oguri
pp. 111-118
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1640
Published on January 12, 2018
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S&M1478

Research Paper

S&M1478
Disposable Na+-ion-sensing Device for Research on Salt-tolerant Plants
Md. Abunasar Miah and Hiroaki Suzuki
pp. 119-127
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1641
Published on January 12, 2018
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S&M1479

Research Paper

S&M1479
Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor Image Sensor Using Gate/Body-tied P-channel Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor-type Photodetector for High-speed Binary Operation
Byoung-Soo Choi, Sang-Hwan Kim, Jimin Lee, Chang-Woo Oh, Sang-Ho Seo, and Jang-Kyoo Shin
pp. 129-134
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1643
Published on January 12, 2018
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S&M1480

Research Paper

S&M1480
Computer Aided Cardiovascular Disease Detection Sensor and Algorithm Using Dry Electrode Based Electrocardiogram Sensor Integrated Clothes
Ji-Ae Park, Jin-Chul Heo, and Jong-Ha Lee
pp. 135-148
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1645
Published on January 12, 2018
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S&M1481

Research Paper

S&M1481
Celluloid Microenclosure and Microlens Array Fabricated by Suzuki?s Universal Microprinting Method and XeF2 Vapor Etching for Microbial Analysis
Akihiro Matsutani and Ayako Takada
pp. 149-155
http://dx.doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1729
Published on January 12, 2018
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