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Biochemical sensor

Biochemical sensor A biochemical sensor is a chemical sensor used in medical diagnosis and patient monitoring. Such a sensor can be electrochemical or optical . See also * Protein sensor * Acousto-electric biochemical sensor array * National Centre for Sensor Research (Ireland) * Optical S ...

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Chemosensor

Chemosensor A chemosensor, also known as chemoreceptor, is a sensory receptor that transduce a chemical signal into an action potential . Or, more generally, a chemosensor detects certain chemical stimuli in the environment. Classes There are two main classes of the chemosensor: direct and dist ...

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Flow sensor

Flow sensor A flow sensor is a device for sensing the rate of fluid flow . Typically a flow sensor is the sensing element used in a flow meter , or flow logger, to record the flow of fluid s. As for all sensor absolute accuracy of a measurement requires a functionality for calibration . There ar ...

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Image sensor

Image sensor An image sensor is a device that converts a visual image to an electric signal. It is used mostly used in digital camera s and other imaging devices. It is a set of charge-coupled device s (CCD) or CMOS sensors such as active-pixel sensor s. There are several main types of color image ...

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Mass flow sensor

Mass flow sensor A mass flow sensor responds to the amount of a fluid (usually a gas ) flowing through a chamber containing the sensor . It is intended to be insensitive to the density of the fluid. Automotive mass airflow sensors A mass airflow sensor is used to determine the mass of air ente ...

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Microwave chemistry sensor

Microwave chemistry sensor Microwave chemistry sensor or Surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensors consist of an input transducer, a chemically adsorbent polymer film , and an output transducer on a peizoelectric substrate, which is typically quartz . The input transducer launches an acoustic wave that ...

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Molecular sensor

Molecular sensor A molecular sensor or chemosensor is a molecule that interacts with an analyte to produce a detectable change. Molecular sensors combine molecular recognition with some form of reporter so the presence of the guest can be observed. The term supramolecular analytical chemistry has r ...

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Nanosensor

Nanosensor Nanosensors are any biological, chemical, or sugery sensory points used to convey information about nanoparticles to the macroscopic world. Though humans have not yet been able to synthesize nanosensors, predictions for their use mainly include various medicinal purposes and as gatew ...

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Potentiometric sensor

Potentiometric sensor A potentiometric sensor is a type of chemical sensor based on the measurement of a potential under no current flow. The measured potential may then be used to determine the analytical concentration of some components of the analyte gas or solution. The signal is measured as t ...

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