A Review of Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors: Mechanisms, Stability, and Future Prospects

Tang, Zhaozhao and Wu, Wenyan and Yang, Po and Luo, Jinting and Fu, Chen and Han, Jing-cheng and Wang, Yang and Wang, Linlin and Wu, Yingju and Huang, Yeufei (2024) A Review of Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors: Mechanisms, Stability, and Future Prospects. Sensor Review. ISSN 0260-2288

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Surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensors have attracted great attention worldwide for a variety of applications in measuring physical, chemical and biological parameters. However, stability has been one of the key issues which have limited their effective commercial applications. To fully understand this challenge of operation stability, this paper systematically reviewed mechanisms, stability issues and future challenges of SAW sensors for various applications.
This review paper starts from different types of SAWs, advantages and disadvantages of different types of SAW sensors, and then stability issues of SAW sensors. Then recent efforts made by researchers for improving working stability of SAW sensors are reviewed. Finally, it discusses the existing challenges and future prospects of SAW sensors in the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT) enabled application market.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/SR-02-2024-0165
20 March 2024Accepted
15 April 2024Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Surface acoustic wave (SAW), Sensors, Stability, Internet of Things (IoT), Review
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > College of Engineering
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2024 14:37
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 11:50
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15385

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