Combinatorial molecule counting by fluctuation-enhanced SAW and MOSFET sensors Conference Paper uri icon


  • A new method for the detection and identification of gas molecules and the analysis of their mixtures is proposed. The new process is based on the analysis of the amplitude density function of surface acoustic wave resonator (SAWR) or MOSFET signal(s). The proposed method has the potential to detect and identify very small numbers of molecules, even a single one. When the number of adsorbed molecules is small, the exact number and type can be determined from first principles of combinatorics.

name of conference

  • Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of SPIE

author list (cited authors)

  • Schmera, G., & Kish, L. B.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Schmera, Gabor||Kish, Laszlo B

editor list (cited editors)

  • Varadan, V. K., & Kish, L. B.

publication date

  • January 2003