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Oxide Nanostructures for Wireless Chemical Sensing

Objective

Wireless sensor nodes (the so called ”Smart Dust”) are autonomous devices incorporating sensing, power, computation, and communication into one system. The incorporation of electrical gas sensors in motes is a scientific challenge which has not been solved yet. The objective of the project is to build up an international partnership to tackle these scientific challenge developing self-powered autonomous nano-scale chemical sensors which harvest energy from the environment. The objective will be pursued by packing together scientists from top level institutions and training young researchers to the twofold task of developing self heated nanowire based chemical sensors and Quantum Dots Solar Cells and integrate the latter for powering the first in a mote. Long lasting collaborations will be developed through exchange of people and realization of different research activities. Primary application will be Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB), which are already some of the largest and most prevalent deployments of “sensor networks” in the world, although they are not typically recognized as such. Wireless gas sensing of air quality could strongly increase the performance of HVAC systems (among NMP 2012 topics).

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA
Address
Piazza Mercato 15
25121 Brescia
Italy

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elena Corini (Mrs.)
EU contribution
€ 37 800

Participants (4)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 50 400
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosita Nodari (Dr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 71 400
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT ZU KOLN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 98 700
Address
Albertus Magnus Platz
50931 Koln

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Klar (Dr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 58 800
Address
C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Hernandez (Dr.)