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Electronic Nose To Detect Explosives


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The Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragón (INA) and the Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón are collaborating on a project for the design and development of a multisensory platform built by several silicon-modified micro assemblies with zeolites for the detection of specific elements that gas mixtures present. It is clear that this micro device has a wide range of applications; this initiative focuses on the detection of a molecule of the family of derivatives of TNT explosives. 


The electronic nose, the micro levers or silicon microstructures are coated with zeolites micro membranes which act as sensing layers, absorbing gases selectively depending on its temperature.


April 28, 2009 - Posted by | Nano News, Nanoelectronics | ,

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