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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Functional Polymer Materials in Sensor Technology


Sensor Technologies


dr. Adolf Jesih


• understands basic principles of operation of chemical sensors and modern approach to the analysis,
• analyzes sensor response depending on a specific composition of a gas mixture,
• analyses the sensor response taking into account the contributions of individual components,
• assesses the accuracy and precision of the measured data.

• chooses the sensor type for a selected gas analysis,
• assembles the analyzer and enables the software,
• assembling includes decisions according to the timeframe, financial and professional conditions,
• acquires parameters of the method and predicts its selectivity and sensitivity,
• performs measurements with the assembled analyzer and evaluates the measured data.


• Functional materials in chemical sensor technology, current development of appropriate materials and structures.
• Interaction of polymeric matrix and gaseous components, sensor response and accompanying side effects in a polymer matrix.
• New approaches towards the improvement of selectivity and response time, and diminishing hysteresis.
• Application and development aspects of sensor technology.
• Study of a real case, planning and utilization of sensor technology, based on the selected example from the student's doctoral thesis.

Course literature:

• Ghenadii Korotcenkov, Handbook of Gas Sensor Materials, Vol. I in II, Springer, 2013, e-book.
• Johannes Karl Fink, Polymeric Sensors and Actuators, Wiley-Scrivener, 2012, e-book.

Targeted selection of scientific publications in periodicals:
• Analytical Chemistry,
• Sensors and Actuators,
• Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments.

Significant publications and references:

• No. of Articles 52,
• No. of Citations: 974/897, Sum of Times Cited without self-citations: 721/710,
• h-index 11, norm. h-index 10

• JESIH, Adolf. Phenyldifluorosulfur(IV)yl salt, C[sub]6H[sub]5S(F[sub]2)[sup]+B(F[sub]4)[sup]-. J. fluorine chem.. [Print ed.], 2000, vol. 103, str. 25-29.
• KLAMPFER, Peter, SKAPIN, Tomaž, KRALJ, Bogdan, ŽIGON, Dušan, JESIH, Adolf. Reactions of sulfur fluorides and benzenes in a low temperature plasma. Acta chim. slov. [Tiskana izd.], 2003, vol. 50, str. 29-41.
• BENKIČ, Primož, RAHTEN, Ana, JESIH, Adolf, PEJOV, Lj. Crystal structure and vibrational spectra of hydrazinium [sup](2+) aquatetrafluoroindate(III), N[sub]2H[sub]6(InF[sub]4H[sub]2O)[sub]2. J. chem. crystallogr., 2002, vol. 32, str. 227-235.
• STANA-KLEINSCHEK, Karin, MAVER, Tina, MAVER, Uroš, KRALJ KUNČIČ, Marjetka, CERLINI, Jasna, ZABRET, Andrej, ŠIMNIC-ŠOLINC, Mojca, JESIH, Adolf, PERŠIN, Zdenka. Antimicrobial polymeric substrates : European patent application no. 11 007 485.3, 27. September 2011. [S. l.]: Europδisches Patentamt: = European Patent Office: = Office europιen des brevets, 2011. [22] str. [COBISS.SI-ID 15495702]
• JESIH, Adolf, MIHAILOVIĆ, Dragan, REMŠKAR, Maja, MRZEL, Aleš, VRBANIĆ, Daniel. Quasi-one-dimensional polymers based on the metal-chalcogen-halogen system : patentna prijava US2007274895 (A1). [S. l.: s. n.], 29. nov. 2007. [COBISS.SI-ID 19782695]


Seminar work (40%)
• oral exam (40%)
• project defence (20%)

Students obligations:

Seminar work.
• oral exam,
• project defence.