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[Hot Paper] Biologically inspired Carbon monoxide sensor

posted Jan 1, 2018, 11:22 PM by Khaled salama   [ updated Jan 1, 2018, 11:34 PM ]
A team from MIT and KAUST developed a new carbon monoxide sensor making use of a molecule that can be voltage-activated using a newly reported method in Angewandte Chemie International Edition ("Bio-Inspired Carbon Monoxide Sensors with Voltage-Activated Sensitivity") and is classified as
hot paper in the area of Gas Sensors.  Michael Burger at Nanowerk writes more about it  (Voltage-activated carbon monoxide sensorand interviews   Vera Schroeder, a Ph.D. candidate in the Swager Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who, together with Suchol Savagatrup, is the first author of the paper.  
Our sensors function in oxygenated and humid conditions and have sensitivities to meet the limits of detection required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). While we are competitive in terms of sensitivity and response time with commercial sensors, we did not pursue optimizations in this current report. This work was supported by KAUST sensor project 2015-SENSORS-2719 and the Army Research Office through the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies and the National Science foundation (DMR-1410718).