- About Us
- Career Center
- Nano-Social Network
- Nano Consulting
- My Account
December 8th, 2003
Future sensors may take the form of microscopic finger-like structures developed at Ohio State University.
Engineers here have found an easy way to carve the surface of inexpensive ceramic material into tiny filaments, creating a platform for devices that detect chemicals in the air. They could also be used to clean up toxic chemicals or gather solar energy, or to form fog-free or self-cleaning surfaces. Each filament, or nanofinger, consists of a single crystal of the compound titanium oxide, and measures up to five micrometers long and at most 50 nanometers wide. A micrometer is one millionth of a meter, and a nanometer is one billionth of a meter.
|Related News Press|
Leti Scientists Participating in Sessions on Med Tech, Automotive Technologies, MEMS, Si-photonics and Lithography at SEMICON Europa: Teams also Will Demonstrate Technology Advances in Telecom, Data Fusion, Energy, Silicon Photonics and 3D Integration October 18th, 2016
Nanowires as sensors in new type of atomic force microscope October 17th, 2016
Nanoscale engineering transforms particles into 'LEGO-like' building blocks October 12th, 2016
Metamaterial uses light to control its motion October 10th, 2016
Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics October 22nd, 2016
Nanoparticle vaccinates mice against dengue fever October 21st, 2016