A chemiresistor is a material that changes its electrical resistance in response to changes in the nearby chemical environment. Chemiresistors are a class of chemical sensorthat rely on the direct chemical interaction between the sensing material and the analyte. The chemical interaction between the sensing material and the analyte can be by covalent bonding, hydrogen bonding, or molecular recognition. Several different materials have chemiresistor properties: metal oxide semiconductors, some conductive polymers, and nanomaterials like graphene, carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles. Typically these materials are used as partially selective sensors in devices like electronic tongues or electronic noses.

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  • A chemiresistor is a material that changes its electrical resistance in response to changes in the nearby chemical environment. Chemiresistors are a class of chemical sensorthat rely on the direct chemical interaction between the sensing material and the analyte. The chemical interaction between the sensing material and the analyte can be by covalent bonding, hydrogen bonding, or molecular recognition. Several different materials have chemiresistor properties: metal oxide semiconductors, some conductive polymers, and nanomaterials like graphene, carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles. Typically these materials are used as partially selective sensors in devices like electronic tongues or electronic noses. A basic chemiresistor consists of a sensing material that bridges the gap between two electrodes or coats a set of interdigitated electrodes. The resistance between the electrodes can be easily measured. The sensing material has an inherent resistance that can be modulated by the presence or absence of the analyte. During exposure, analytes interact with the sensing material. These interactions cause changes in the resistance reading. In some chemiresistors the resistance changes simply indicate the presence of analyte. In other chemiresistors, the resistance changes are proportional to the amount of analyte present. This allows for the amount of analyte present to be measured. (en)
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  • A chemiresistor is a material that changes its electrical resistance in response to changes in the nearby chemical environment. Chemiresistors are a class of chemical sensorthat rely on the direct chemical interaction between the sensing material and the analyte. The chemical interaction between the sensing material and the analyte can be by covalent bonding, hydrogen bonding, or molecular recognition. Several different materials have chemiresistor properties: metal oxide semiconductors, some conductive polymers, and nanomaterials like graphene, carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles. Typically these materials are used as partially selective sensors in devices like electronic tongues or electronic noses. (en)
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