D183 - Chemical Sensors

Course specification
Course titleChemical Sensors
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalThe objects of this course are chemical sensors, powerful devices that transform chemical information, ranging from the concentration of a specific sample component to total composition analysis, into an analytically useful signal. The chemical information may originate from a chemical reaction of the analyte or from a physical property of the system investigated.
    The outcomeThe main outcomes are the theoretical and practical knowledge of the functionality of chemical sensors, physical and chemical mechanisms (physisorption, chemisorption, molecular recognition) which are the basis for the interactive processes between the analyte and sensor.
    Contents of lecturesChemical sensors, developments and applications. Chemical sensors and instrumentation in analytical chemistry. ; Chemisorption and physisorption processes on chemically active coatings - a base for sensitivity and selectivity of sensors. ; Classification of chemical sensors according to the operating principle of the transducer. ; Electrochemical devices: voltammetric, amperometric, potentiometric sensors (ion-selective electrode, redox electrode, metal/metal-oxide electrode, chemically sensitive field effect transistor (CHEMFET), potentiometric solid electrolyte gas sensors. ; Electrical devices: metal oxide semiconductor, organic semiconductor, electrolytic conductivity and electric permittivity sensors. ; Mass sensitive devices: piezoelectric and surface acoustic wave devices. ; Optical sensors. Magnetic devices. Thermometric devices. Chemical sensors for gas and liquid phase. Specific features of biosensors. ; Sensors and instrumentation in environmental control. Applications of chemical sensors for measuring environmental and biochemical quantities. ; The application of sensors for the humidity control, the monitoring pesticides in water, sensors in biotechnology, chemical sensors in clinical diagnostics.
    Contents of exercises
    1. G.Orellana, M.C.Moreno-Bondi, Eds., Frontiers in Chemical Sensors, Novel Principles and Techniques, Springer series for chemical sensors and biosensors, Book 3, Springer, Heidelberg (2005)
    2. Lj.V.Rajaković, V.Ghaemmaghami, M.Thompson, Adsorption on Film-Free and Antibody-Coated Piezoelectric Sensors, Anal. Chim. Acta, 217 (1989) 111-123
    3. Lj.V.Rajaković, B.Čavić-Vlasak, V.Ghaemmaghami, Krishna M.R.Kallury, A.Kipling, M. Thompson, Mediation of Acoustic Energy Transmission from Acoustic Wave Sensors to the Liquid Phase by Interfacial Viscosity, Anal. Chem., 63, (1991) 615-621
    4. Lj.V.Rajaković, S.B.Štrbac, Surface Morfology and the Response of Piezoelectric Gas Sensor, Anal. Chim. Acta, 315 (1995) 83-91
    5. Lj.V.Rajaković, S.B.Štrbac, Surface Morfology and the Response of Piezoelectric Gas Sensor, Anal. Chim. Acta, 315 (1995) 83-91 (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingTeaching methods: Lectures (classical methodology, power point (PPT) presentations), essays, colloquia, tests, homeworks.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures20Test paper50
    Practical lessonsOral examination