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Multifunctional self-sensing microcantilever arrays for unattended detection of chemicals, explosives, and biological agents
Author(s): B. Rogers; R. Whitten; J. D. Adams
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Paper Abstract

Unattended sensing applications necessitate robust, compact, low-cost, low-power sensor units. The microcantilever-based Self-Sensing Array (SSA) technology developed by Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc. (NNTS) is a strong candidate for such units. SSA technology is expected to provide the selectivity, sensitivity, durability, low cost, and low power needed for unattended sensors and sensor networks. The sensor employs a variety of sensor coatings and the ability to analyze the electrical and thermal properties of molecules on the cantilevers. This so-called Lab-on-a-TipTM technology could lead to enhanced chemical identification capabilities of the trace detection platform.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6394, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks III, 639409 (5 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692457
Show Author Affiliations
B. Rogers, Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc. (United States)
R. Whitten, Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc. (United States)
J. D. Adams, Nevada Nanotech Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6394:
Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks III
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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