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Nanotechnology facilitates highly effective sensors for the detection of volatile organic compounds [Registered]

A team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), George Mason University and the University of Maryland has made nano-sized sensors that detect volatile organic compounds-harmful pollutants released from paints, cleaners, pesticides and other products-that offer several advantages over today’s commercial gas sensors, including low-power room-temperature operation and the ability to detect one or several compounds over a wide range of concentrations. The recently published work in the journal Nanotechnology by Aluri et al is proof of concept for a gas sensor made of a single nanowire and metal oxide nanoclusters chosen to react to a…

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