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Nano-structured solid-state gas sensors with superior performances

Objective

The main objective of NANOS4 is a breakthrough in advanced micro- and nano-technologies for developing innovative metal-oxide gas sensing systems based on mesoscopic sensors. The sensors will be fabricated by nanoengineering techniques like vapour phase transport process crystal growth and other advanced techniques of preparation. Optical, ion and electron beam nanolithography will be a tool for selective removal of materials. The materials will be deposited as sensor arrays over micromachined semiconductor substrates with surfaces suitable for high-temperature growth of metal oxides. Beside the ambition of the project is to incorporate the arrays into miniaturised low-power-consumption gas sensing systems equipped with tiny micro-chambers operated in an active sampling mode as micro-reactors. The systems will operate with power-consumption budgets comparable to a single commercial thick-film gas sensing element, featuring at the same time superior gas distinction, drift compensation as well as self-test functionalities. The NANOS4 proposal is mainly driven by the following markets needs: innovative sub-system technology for increasing safety, comfort and economy of flying in large passenger aircrafts and in vehicles, early detection of smouldering fires, reliable and cost effective monitoring of environmental odour nuisances and workplace safety.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma
Italy

Participants (9)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma
EUROPEAN AERONAUTIC DEFENSE AND SPACE COMPANY - EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse
Muenchen
VAISALA OYJ
Finland
Address
Vanha Nurmijarventie 21
Vantaa
LABORATORI INTEGRATI STUDIO ALFA SRL
Italy
Address
Via Monti 1
Reggio Emilia
SACMI COOPERATIVA MECCANICI IMOLA SCARL
Italy
Address
Via Selice Provinciale 17/A
Imola
APPARATEBAU GAUTING GMBH.
Germany
Address
Ammerseestrasse 45-49
Gauting
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
Barcelona
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
Muenchen
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
Grenoble