19 March 2009 Nanomaterials for sensor applications
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There is a lot of interest by society at large for reliable and affordable sensor and detection systems. Recent threats regarding public exposure to both biological and chemical agents have helped focus attention to the development of new sensor and detector technologies. Unfortunately, there is not even consensus in the scientific community on a uniform terminology of the subject. A large body of knowledge in sensor materials is available but most existing sensor materials are very limited in their ability to sense and discriminate small amounts of harmful agents embedded in large amounts of chemically inert but complex background. New materials are needed to meet the challenges ahead. Nanomaterials may be a solution to this problem. In this work we review the current state of the sensor lexicon. This is followed by a proposition of a consistent definition of terms used in the sensor and detection technology. Finally, we review a promising IR sensor system being developed using nanomaterials and several detector systems also developed using nanomaterials for nano solar cells and nano smart materials.
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Francisco Santiago, Francisco Santiago, Kevin Boulais, Kevin Boulais, Alfredo Rayms-Kelleran, Alfredo Rayms-Kelleran, Victor H. Gehman, Victor H. Gehman, Karen J. Long, Karen J. Long, Harold Szu, Harold Szu, } "Nanomaterials for sensor applications", Proc. SPIE 7343, Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, Neural Networks, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering VII, 73430P (19 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.822602; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.822602
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