Sensors and Materials

Sensors and Materials 30th Anniversary Award
Award Criteria

S&M Young Researcher Paper Award 2017
Award Criteria
S&M Young Researcher Paper Award 2015
Recipient: Toshihiko Noda
Paper: Magnetic-Thrust Flexible Electrode with Integrated Preamplifier for Neural Recording
Comment from Award Recipient: [English] / [日本語]

We will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sensors and Materials in 2018.
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1 K. Umino, M. Habara, and K. Toko: Sens. Mater. 24 (2012) 1.
2 F. Li and A. Nathan: CCD Image Sensors in Deep-Ultraviolet: Degradation Behavior and Damage Mechanisms (Springer, Heidelberg, 2005) p. 71.
3 M. A. Matin, K. Ozaki, D. Akai, K. Sawada, and M. Ishida: Proc. 2012 IEEE 62nd Electronic Components and Technology Conf. (IEEE, 2012) pp. 356-357.
4 XYZ Institution: Homepage of XYZ Institution, (accessed April 2016).

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