Connolly, Christine (2008) Nanosensor developments in some European universities. SENSOR REVIEW, 28 (1). pp. 18-21.
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Purpose - This paper sets out to highlight selected projects in nanosensor research, demystify the technology and show potential applications in engineering fields. Design/methodology/approach - Nano devices for sensing humidity and oxygen concentration are presented with applications in industrial monitoring. Then two approaches to the development of high-density optical memory are given. Next, a miniature flow cytometry system is described for the identification of marine micro-organisms and bacteria. Finally, photonic crystal structures with the ability to control and manipulate light are addressed. Findings - ``Nano'' is currently a popular term, with a mass of publications in this area. Many universities have set up specialised centres for nanotechnology research. Crystalline materials with shape-selective nanopores can be designed to detect particular chemicals. Successful nanosensors are sensitive, simple, fast and low-cost. Originality/value - This paper helps the general engineer to appreciate some aspects of nanotechnology. References to recent publications allow engineers to follow up their interests.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||optical instruments; flow measurement; industrial performance; crystals|
|Subjects:||Analytical Science > Nanotechnology for sensing and actuating|
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Material Science > Nanochemistry
|Deposited By:||Anuj Seth|
|Deposited On:||15 Dec 2008 16:26|
|Last Modified:||19 Jan 2009 11:11|
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