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Journal Papers:

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  1. Isaac Gállego, Brendan Manning, Joan Daniel Prades, Mònica Mir, Josep Samitier, Ramon Eritja; (2017). DNA-Origami-Driven Lithography for Patterning on Gold Surfaces with Sub-10 nm Resolution. Advanced Materials, Vol. 29, Issue 11,pp. 1603233. Institutional Repository. ISSN: 0935-9648.
  2. Lorenzo Caccamo, Cristian Fàbrega, Marcel Marschewsk , Sönke Fündling, Alaaeldin Gad, Olga Casals, Gerhard Lilienkamp, Oliver Höfft, Joan Daniel Prades, Winfried Daum, Andreas Waag; (2016).Charge Transfer Characteristics of n-type In0.1Ga0.9 N Photoanode across Semiconductor–Liquid Interface. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 120/Issue 51, pp. 28917-28923. Institutional Respository. ISSN: 1932-7447.
  3. Alaaeldin Gad, Martin W. G. Hoffmann, Olga Casals, Leonhard Mayrhofer, Cristian F à brega, Lorenzo Caccamo, Francisco Hern á ndez-Ram í rez, Matin S. Mohajerani, Michael Moseler, Hao Shen, Andreas Waag, and Joan Daniel Prades.; (2016). Integrated Strategy toward Self-Powering and Selectivity Tuning of Semiconductor Gas Sensors. ACS Sensors, Vol. 1, Issue 10, pp. 1256-1264. Institutional Repository. ISSN: 2379-3694. WG: 664220.
  4. Samà J.; Barth S.; Domènech-Gil G.; Prades J.D.; López N.; Casals O.; Gràcia I.; Cané C.; Romano-Rodríguez A.; (2016). Site-selectively grown SnO2 NWs networks on micromembranes for efficient ammonia sensing in humid conditions. Sensors and Actuators B:  Chemical, 232, pp. 402-409. Institutional Repository . ISSN: 0925-4005. WG: 659807.
  5. Monereo, O.; Casals, O.; Prades, J.D.; Cirera, A. (2016). Self-heating in pulsed mode for signal quality improvement: Application to carbon nanostructures-based sensors. Sensors and Actuators B:  Chemical, 226, pp. 254 - 265 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 0925-4005. WG: 659360.
  6. Monereo, O. ; Illera, S.; Varea, A. ; Schmidt, M.; Sauerwald, T. ; Schütze, A. Cirera, A.; Prades, J. D. (2016). Localized self-heating in large arrays of 1D nanostructures. Nanoscale, 8, pp. 5082 - 5088 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 2040-3364. WG: 659361
  7. Guilera, J.; Fàbrega, C.; Casals, O.; Hernandez-Ramirez, F.; Wang, S.; Mathur, S.; Udrea, F.; De Luca, A.; Ali, S.Z.; Romano-Rodriguez, A. ; Prades, J.D.; Morante, J.R. (2015). Facile integration of ordered nanowires in functional devices.  Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 221, pp. 104 - 112 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 0925-4005. WG: 654217.
  8. Martínez, B.; Monton, M.; Vilajosana, I.; Prades, J.D. (2015). The Power of Models: Modeling Power Consumption for IoT devices. IEEE Sensors Journal, 15(10), pp. 5777 - 5789 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 1530-437X. WG: 660493.
  9. Monereo, O.; Prades, J.D.; Cirera, A. (2015).  Self-heating effects in large arrangements of randomly oriented carbon nanofibers: Application to gas sensors.   Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 211, pp. 489 - 497 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 0925-4005. WG: 660483.
  10. Shao, F; Fan, JD; Hernandez-Ramirez, F; Fabrega, C; Andreu, T; Cabot, A; Prades, JD; Lopez, N ; Udrea, F; De Luca, A; Ali, SZ; Morante, JR (2016).  NH3 sensing with self-assembled ZnO-nanowire μ  HP sensors in isothermal and temperature-pulsed mode.   Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 226, pp. 110 - 117 .Institutional Repository . ISSN: 0925-4005. WG: 660489.
  11. Hoffmann, M.W.G.; Mayrhofer, L.; Casals, O.; Caccamo, L.; Hernandez-Ramirez, F.; Lilienkamp, G.; Daum, W.; Moseler, M.; Waag, A.; Shen, H.; Prades, J. D.; (2014). A Highly Selective and Self-Powered Gas Sensor via Organic Surface Functionalization of p-Si/n-ZnO Diodes. Advanced Materials, 26(47), p. 8017 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 0935-9648. WG: 644579.
Previous related research:
  • Shao, F.; Hernandez-Ramirez, F.; Prades, J.D.; Fabrega, C.; Andreu, T.; Morante, J.R. (2014).  Copper (II) oxide nanowires for p-type conductometric NH3 sensing.  Applied Surface Science, 311, pp. 177 - 181 .10.1016/j.apsusc.2014.05.035 . ISSN: 0169-4332. WG: 644580.
  • Hoffmann, M.W.G.; Prades, J. D.; Mayrhofer, L.; Hernandez-Ramirez, F.; Järvi, T.T.; Moseler, M.; Waag, A.; Shen, H. (2013). Highly Selective SAM-Nanowire Hybrid NO2 Sensor: Insight into Charge Transfer Dynamics and Alignment of Frontier Molecular Orbitals. Advanced Functional Materials, 24(5), pp. 595 - 602 . Institutional Repository . ISSN: 1616-301X. WG: 634003.

PhD Theses:

  • Hoffmann, Martin W. G. (Jan 2015). A Novel Sensor Concept for Selective and Self-Powered Gas Detection. Universitat de Barcelona. Institutional Repository 
  • Monereo, Oriol (Oct 2016). Gas sensors based on carbon nanofibers: a low power consumption approach. Universitat de Barcelona. Institutional Repository.
  • Samà, Jordi (Dec 2016). New Fabrication Methodologies for the Development of Low Power Gas Sensors Based on Semiconducting Nanowires. Universitat de Barcelona. Institutional Repository.

Proceedings:

  1. Jordi Samà, Sven Barth, Román Jiménez-Díaz, Juan-Daniel Prades, Olga Casals, Isabel Gracia, Carles Cané, Albert Romano-Rodríguez. (2015). Locally Grown SnO2 NWs as Low Power Ammonia Sensor. Procedia Engineering, 120, pp. 215-219. Open Access. ISSN: 1877-7058.
  2. Jordi Samà, Juan Daniel Prades, Olga Casals, Sven Barth, Isabel Gracia, Carles Cané, Guillem Domènech-Gil, Francisco Hernández-Ramírez, Albert Romano-Rodríguez. (2015). Low-cost Fabrication of Zero-power Metal Oxide Nanowire Gas Sensors: Trends and Challenges. Procedia Engineering, 120, pp. 488-491. Open Access. ISSN: 1877-7058.
  3. M.W.G. Hoffmann, O. Casals, A.E. Gad, L. Mayrhofer, C. Fàbrega, L. Caccamo, F. Hernández-Ramírez, G. Lilienkamp, W. Daum, M. Moseler, H. Shen, A. Waag, J.D. Prades.(2015). Novel Approaches Towards Highly Selective Self-Powered Gas Sensors. Procedia Engineering, 120, pp. 623-627. Open Access. ISSN: 1877-7058.
  4. O. Monereo, O. Casals, J.D. Prades, A. Cirera. (2015). A Low-cost Approach to Low-power Gas Sensors Based on Self-Heating Effects in Large Arrays of Nanostructures. Procedia Engineering, 120, pp. 787-790. Open Access. ISSN: 1877-7058.

Conference presentations:

  1. Prades, J.D. Strategies for Low Power Gas Sensor Devices. (Invited Conference). Conferencia de Dispositivos Electronicos 2017, Barcelona, Spain. 
  2. Fernandez,L.;Pons,A.;Monereo,O.;Benito- Altamirano ,I.; Xuriguera, E.;Casals, O.; Fabrega, C.; Waag, A.; Prades, J.D. Automated Color Calibration for Handheld Spectroscopy-Applications to Chemical Sensing. (Presentation of Communication)  Materials Research Society 2016 Fall Meeting Boston, USA.
  3. Monereo, O.; Markiewicz, N.; Sama, J.; Casals, O.; Fabrega, C.; Wasisto, H.; Hernandez-Ramirez, F.; Cirera, A.; Romano-Rodriguez, A.; Waag, A.; Prades, J.D. Low-Power Heating and Lighting for Conductimetric Gas Sensors. (Invited Conference) Materials Research Society 2016 Fall Meeting Boston, USA.
  4. Fabrega, C.; Rodrigues, A.; Casals, O.; Markiewicz, N.; Gad, A.; Wasisto, H.; Waag, A.; Prades, J.D. (2016).   SnO2 Functionalized Gas Sensors for Selective Detection of NO2.(Presentation of Communication) Materials Research Society 2016 Fall Meeting Boston, USA.
  5. Monereo, O.; Fàbrega, C.; Casals, O.; Samà, J.; Hernández-Ramírez, F.; Cirera, A.; Romano-Rodriguez, A.; Prades, J.D. (2016) Low-Power Heating for Conductimetric Gas Nano Sensors: Self-Heating Effects. (Invited Conference). EuNetAir Final Workshop. Prague. Czech Republic.
  6. Samà, J.;Domènec-Gil, D.;Gracia, I.; Santander, J.; Cané, C.; Seifner, M.; Prades, J.D.; Barth, S.; Romano-Rodriguez, A. (2016). Site-Selectively grown p-type Ge NWs as a gas sensor. (Presentation of Communication). Eurosensors XXX 2016. Budapest. Hungary.
  7. Prades, J.D. (2016). Self-Heating in Nanowire Sensors: Prospects for Very-Low Power Devices. (Invited Conference). 2nd International Conference on Functional Integrated nano Systems (nanoFIS 2016).  Graz. Austria.
  8. Monereo, O.; Markiewicz, N.; Samà, J.; Casals, O.; Fàbrega, C.;Hernandez-Ramírez, F.; Cirera, A.; Romano-Rodríguez, A.; Waag, A.;Prades, J.D. (2016). Strategies for Low Power Gas Sensor. (Invited conference) . European Materials Research Society (eMRS) - Spring Meeting 2016 . Lille . FRANCE
  9. Prades, J.D. (2016). GaN-based devices for new gas sensor technologies. (Invited conference) . SPIE Photonics West - OPTO 2016 . San Francisco . UNITED STATES
  10. Samà, J.; Barth, S.; Prades, J.D.; Seifner, M.; Casals, O.; Gracia, I.; Santander, J.; Calaza, C.; Fonseca, L.; Cané, C.; Romano-Rodríguez, A. (2015). Ge nanowire-based gas sensor fabricated by localized growth on microhotplates. (Presentation of communication) . 10th Spanish Conference on Electronic Devices . Aranjuez . SPAIN
  11. Samà, J.; Prades, J.D.; Casals, O.; Barth, S.; Santander, J.; Cané, C.; Gracia, I.; Romano-Rodríguez, A. (2015). Zero-power based gas detection systems based on single nanowires: benefits and challenges. (Invited conference) . 4th Scientific Meeting on New Sensing Technologies for Air-Pollution Control and Environmental Sustainability . Linköping . SWEDEN
  12. Samà, J.; Barth, S.; Prades, J.D.; Casals, O.; Hernández-Ramírez, F.; Gracia, I.; Cané, C.; Romano-Rodriguez, A. (2015). Locally grown SnO2 NWs as low power ammonia sensor. (Presentation of communication) . Eurosensors XXIX . Freiburg . GERMANY
  13. Fàbrega, C.; Guilera, J.; Casals, O.; Hernández-Ramirez, F.; Mathur, S.; Udrea, F.; De Luca, A.; Ali, Z.; Romano-Rodriguez, A.; Prades, J.D.; Morante, J.R. Samà, J.; Barth, S.; Prades, J.D.; Casals, O.; Hernández-Ramírez, F.; Gracia, I.; Cané, C.; Romano-Rodriguez, A. (2015). Facile Integration of Ordered Nanowires in Functional Devices. (Presentation of communication) . Eurosensors XXIX . Freiburg . GERMANY
  14. Romano-Rodriguez, A.; Samà, J.; Prades, J.D.; Casals, O.; Barth, S.; Gracia, I.; Cané, C.; Domènech-Gil, G.; Hernández-Ramírez, F. (2015). Low-cost fabrication of zero-power metal oxide nanowire gas sensors: trends and challenges. (Presentation of communication) . Eurosensors XXIX . Freiburg . GERMANY
  15. Hoffmann, M.W.G..; Casals, O.; Gad, A.; Fàbrega, C.; Hernández-Ramirez, F.; Waag, A.; Prades, J.D. (2015). Novel approaches towards highly selective self-powered gas sensors. (Poster) . Eurosensors XXIX . Freiburg . GERMANY
  16. Monereo, O.; Casals, O.; Prades, J.D.; Cirera, A. (2015). A low-cost approach to low-power gas sensors based on self-heating effects in arrays of nanostructures. (Poster) . Eurosensors XXIX . Freiburg . GERMANY
  17. Samà, J.; Seifner, M.; Gracia, I.; Santander, J.; Calaza, C.; Prades, J.D.; Casals, O.; Fonseca, L.; Cané, C.; Barth, S.; Romano-Rodriguez, A. (2015). Ge nanowires: novel gas sensing material locally grown on microhotplates. (Presentation of communication) . Eurosensors XXIX 2015 . Freiburg . GERMANY
  18. Samà, J.; Jiménez-Díaz, R.; Prades, J.D.; Casals, O.; Barth, S.; Hernández-Ramírez, F.; Romano-Rodríguez, A. (2015). Ultra-low power gas nanosensors fabricated from single metal-oxide nanowires. (Poster) . Gas sensors based on semiconducting metal oxides: basic understanding & application fields . Tübingen . GERMANY
  19. Monereo, O.; Prades, J.D.; Cirera, A. (2015). Low-cost, low-power, heater-free solid state gas sensors based on pulsed self-heated nanostructures. (Invited conference) . IEEE Nano 2015 (15th International Conference on Nanotechnology) . Roma . ITALY
  20. Prades, J.D. (2015). Low power gas sensors strategies. (Invited conference) . IX International Workshop on Semiconductor Gas Sensors (SGS'15) . Zakopane . POLAND
  21. Fabrega, C.; Prades, J.D. (2015). Nanomaterial integration for low power gas sensors. (Invited conference) . IX International Workshop on Semiconductor Gas Sensors (SGS'15) . Zakopane . POLAND
  22. Sama, J.; Barth, S.; Prades, J.D.; Casals, O.; Gracia, I.; Cané, C.; Hernández-Ramírez, F.; Romano-Rodriguez, A. (2015). Towards Functional Gas Sensing Devices through Localized-Grown SnO2 Nanowires on CMOS-Compatible Microhotplates. (Presentation of communication). Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2015. Boston. UNITED STATES
  23. Romano-Rodriguez, A.; Samà, J.; Prades, J.D.; Hernández-Ramírez, F.; Casals, O.; Gracia, I.; Cane, C.; Barth, S. (2015). Nearly zero-power consuming gas sensor devices based on individual metal oxida nanowires. (Presentation of communication). SPIE Microtechnologies. Barcelona. SPAIN
  24. Romano-Rodriguez, A.; Samà, J.; Prades, J.D.; Seifner, M.; Casals, O.; Gracia, I.; Cane, C.; Barth, S. (2015). Novel Ge nanowire-based gas sensor fabricated by localized growth on microhotplates. (Poster) SPIE Microtechnologies. Barcelona. SPAIN
  25. Monereo, O.; Prades, J.D.; Cirera, A. (2015). Self-heated conductometric gas sensor devices: application to large arrays of randomly deposited carbon nanofibers. (Poster) . SURFOCAP'15 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP. Agadir. MORROCCO
  26. Prades, J.D. (2015). Towards zero-power highly specific gas sensors. (Invited conference) . SURFOCAP'15 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP. Agadir. MORROCCO
  27. Barth, S.; Sama, J.; Seifner, M.; Prades, J.; Gracia, I.; Cane, C.; Romano-Rodriguez, A. (2014). Localized Growth And In-Situ Integration Of Semiconducting Nanowire Bundles By Micro-CVD. (Poster) . 5th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress. Istanbul. TURKEY
  28. Sama, J.; Barth, S.; Prades, J.D.; Seifner, M.; Casals, O.; Gracia, I.; Cane, C.; Santander, J.; Calaza, C.; Fonseca, L.; Romano-Rodriguez, A. (2014). Germanium nanowires: novel gas sensor material. (Presentation of communication) . European Materials Research Society (EMRS) – Spring Meeting 2014. Lille. FRANCE
  29. Sama, J.; Barth, S.; Prades, J.D.; Casals, O.; Gracia, I.; Cane, C.; Romano-Rodriguez, A. (2014). Localized growth of SnO2 nanowires for environmental monitoring. (Poster). European Materials Research Society (EMRS) – Spring Meeting 2014. Lille. FRANCE
  30. Romano-Rodriguez, A.; Sama, J.; Prades, J.D.; Casals, O.; Hernandez-Ramirez, F.; Barth, S. (2014). Ultralow power gas sensor based on SnO2 selfheated nanowire. (Poster). European Materials Research Society (EMRS) – Spring Meeting 2014. Lille. FRANCE
  31. Samà, J.; Barth, S.; Prades, J.D.; Seifner, M.; Casals, O.; Gracia, I.; Santander, J.; Calaza, C.; Fonseca, L.; Cané, C.; Romano-Rodríguez, A. (2014). Novel Gas Sensors Based on Germanium Nanowires. (Presentation of communication) . Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2014 . Boston . UNITED STATES.
  32. Gaad, A.; Hoffmann, M.W.G.; Mayrhofer, L.; Casals, O.; Caccamo, L.; Hernandez-Ramirez, F.; Lilienkamp, G.; Daum, W.; Moseler, M.; Waag, A.; Shen, H.; and Prades, J.D. (2014). Self-Powered Solar Diode Gas Sensors.(Presentation of communication) . Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2014 . Boston . UNITED STATES.
  33. Gaad, A.; Hoffmann, M.W.G.; Mayrhofer, L.; Casals, O.; Caccamo, L.; Hernandez-Ramirez, F.; Lilienkamp, G.; Daum, W.; Moseler, M.; Waag, A.; Shen, H.; and Prades, J.D. (2014). Highly selective hybrid gas senors: novel approaches and future developments.(Presentation of communication) . Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2014 . Boston . UNITED STATES.

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