Multi-Sensor System for Rapid Detection of Hazardous Agents


Funded by: NATO  
Calls: Science for Peace and Security (SPS)
Start date: 2016-02-18  End date: 2019-02-17
Total Budget: EUR 306.000,00  INO share of the total budget: EUR 88.000,00
Scientific manager: Baratto Camilla   and for INO is: Baratto Camilla

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Organization/Institution/Company main assignee: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO)

other Organization/Institution/Company involved:
SUU- South Ukraine National University
Tampere University of Technology

other INO’s people involved:

Baronio Fabio
Bontempi Nicolò
Comini Elisabetta
De Angelis Costantino
Locatelli Andrea

Abstract: The goal of the project is to employ a combined methodology for developing and producing of low cost system for fast warning against hazardous chemicals. It is based on specifically functionalized metal oxide (MOX) nanowires (NWs) and signal processing methods that constitute the basis of a sensor system.The project aims at developing of the next generation portable multi-sensor systems for continuous monitoring of environmental odors, quantitative detection of harmful emissions and contaminations. The highly ordered arrays of functionalized metal oxide nanowires will be prepared using bottom-up approach combined with innovative lift-off technique. Crucial technical and industrial challenges will be addressed during the project. The highly stable nanotechnology-based sensors will be integrated into an existing hardware multi-sensor platform featured by low power consumption. The project aims to validate the cost-effective handled-sensor system with long operation time for fast identification the cause of hazardous chemical agents and odor nuisance.

INO’s Experiments/Theoretical Study correlated:
Artificial Olfactive Systems
Preparation of oxide quasi 1D structures
Electrical and optical chemical gas sensing
Advanced applications of quasi 1d oxides
Electron microscopy and EBL

The Scientific Results:
1) Transfer of CVD-grown graphene for room temperature gas sensors
2) Gas sensing applications of the inverse spinel zinc tin oxide
3) Anomalous gas sensing behaviors to reducing agents of hydrothermally grown alpha-Fe2O3 nanorods