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Nanoparticle Sensors and Nanoparticle-Based Detector Systems
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Comparison with Current Technologies:
Nanoparticles and related nanoclusters originating from synthetic schemes targeted at nanophase materials in the laboratory are detectable by a number of means we are currently using. By using the approach we have employed for the development of nanotechnology in sensors, one can gain much valuable information with respect to the mechanism by which they work.
Description of Current Application:
The techniques used to study nanoparticles and nanoclusters yield information concerning oxidation state, electronic state, and magnetic state data for the elements that comprise the chemical composition of the particles. They allow a researcher to follow very discrete changes in the chemistry of the particles as well as any structural changes.
Important advantages of the techniques are the ability to gather here-to-fore impossible to obtain detailed chemical information on nanoparticles. The increased sensitivity and detection limits of elemental species involved in nanoparticle rapid response allows for the measurement of particle changes as a function of particle synthesis and history. The techniques have applications in biomaterials, electronics, coatings, and other areas in which nanomaterials are of interest.
Contact and Brief Bio:
Dale L. Perry, Senior Scientist
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