Sensors and Actuators A: Physical brings together multidisciplinary interests in one journal entirely devoted to disseminating information on all aspects of research and development of solid-state devices for transducing physical signals. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical regularly publishes original papers, letters to the Editors and from time to time invited review articles within the following device areas:

• Fundamentals and Physics, such as: classification of effects, physical effects, measurement theory, modelling of sensors, measurement standards, measurement errors, units and constants, time and frequency measurement. Modeling papers should bring new modeling techniques to the field and be supported by experimental results.

Materials and their Processing, such as: piezoelectric materials, polymers, metal oxides, III-V and II-VI semiconductors, thick and thin films, optical glass fibres, amorphous, polycrystalline and monocrystalline silicon.

Optoelectronic sensors, such as: photovoltaic diodes, photoconductors, photodiodes, phototransistors, positron-sensitive photodetectors, optoisolators, photodiode arrays, charge-coupled devices, light-emitting diodes, injection lasers and liquid-crystal displays.

Mechanical sensors, such as: metallic, thin-film and semiconductor strain gauges, diffused silicon pressure sensors, silicon accelerometers, solid-state displacement transducers, piezo junction devices, piezoelectric field-effect transducers (PiFETs), tunnel-diode strain sensors, surface acoustic wave devices, silicon micromechanical switches, solid-state flow meters and electronic flow controllers.

Thermal sensors, such as: platinum resistors, thermistors, diode temperature sensors, silicon transistor thermometers, integrated temperature transducers, PTAT circuits, thermocouples, thermopiles, pyroelectric thermometers, quartz thermometers, power transistors and thick-film thermal print heads.

Magnetic sensors, such as: magnetoresistors, Corbino disks, magnetodiodes, Hall-effect devices, integrated Hall devices, silicon depletion-layer magnetometers, magneto-injection transistors, magnistors, lateral magnetotransistors, carrier-domain magnetometers, MOS magnetic-field sensors, solid-state read and write heads.

Micromechanics, such as: research papers on actuators, structures, integrated sensors-actuators, microsystems, and other devices or subdevices ranging in size from millimetres to sub-microns; micromechatronics; microelectromechanical systems; microoptomechanical systems; microchemomechanical systems; microrobots; silicon and non-silicon fabrication techniques; basic studies of physical phenomena of interest to micromechanics; analysis of microsystems; exploration of new topics and materials related to micromechanics; microsystem-related problems like power supplies and signal transmission, microsystem-related simulation tools; other topics of interest to micromechanics.

Interface electronics: electronic circuits which are designed to interface directly with the above transducers and which are used for improving or complementing the characteristics of these devices, such as linearization, A/D conversion, temperature compensation, light-intensity compensation, current/frequency conversion and microcomputer interfacing.

Sensor Systems and Applications, such as: sensor buses, multiple-sensor systems, sensor networks, voting systems, telemetering, sensor arrays, and automotive, environmental, monitoring and control, consumer, medical, alarm and security, robotic, nautical, aeronautical and space measurement systems.

Editorial board

Editor in Chief

  • Paddy French
    Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

Editor for N & S America

  • Liwei Lin
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA

Editor for Japan

  • Isaku Kanno
    Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Editors for Micromechanics Section

  • Victor Bright
    University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • WeiLeun Fang
    National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Qiao Lin
    Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
  • Mitsuhiro Shikida
    Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Founding Editor

  • Simon Middelhoek
    Delft, Netherlands

Editorial Board

  • Wolfgang Benecke
    Bremen, Germany
  • Siebe Bouwstra
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hiroyuki Fujita
    Meguro-Ku, Japan
  • Yogesh Gianchandani
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Ken Grattan
    London, UK
  • Roger Howe
    Stanford, California, USA
  • Koji Ikuta
    Aichi, Japan
  • Wen Ko
    Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Tetsuji Kobayashi
  • Satoshi Konishi
    Kusatsu-Shi, Japan
  • Walter Lang
    Bremen, Germany
  • Michael Marcus
    Rochester, New York, USA
  • Carlos Mastrangelo
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Arokia Nathan
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Masanori Okuyama
    Osaka, Japan
  • Bob Puers
    Haverlee, Belgium
  • Chavdar Roumenin
    Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Osamu Tabata
    Kusatsu-Shi, Japan
  • Yu-Chong Tai
    Pasadena, California, USA
  • Jan Van der Spiegel
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Ming Wu
    Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Shinichi Yokota
    Yokohama, Japan

Honorary Editorial Board

  • Mitsuo Ai
    AI Sensor Engineering Laboratory, Kashiwa-City, Japan
  • Minhang Bao
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Gabriel Blasquez
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Toulouse, France
  • Arnaldo D'Amico
    Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Roma, Italy
  • Masayoshi Esashi
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • Greg Kovacs
    Stanford University, Stanford, USA
  • Jeffrey Lang
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Oliver Paul
    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  • Kurt Petersen
    Nova Sensor, Fremont, California, USA
  • Stephen D. Senturia
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Harrie A.C. Tilmans
    IMEC, Leuven, Belgium
  • Ken Wise
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • John Wood
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • Hiro Yamasaki
    Yokogawa Electric COrp, Tokyo, Japan