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September 5, 2019

Registration Opens for NNI Webinar on Industrial Perspective on Nanotechnology for a New Generation of Gas Sensors

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On October 2, 2019, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) will hold a webinar on “Nanotechnology for a New Generation of Gas Sensors:  An Industrial Perspective on Fundamental, Applied, and Commercialization Aspects.”  According to the overview for the webinar, contemporary monitoring requirements of gases for applications ranging from environmental surveillance to medical diagnostics currently push the limit of existing detection.  The overview states that to extend current performance, “it is necessary to focus on sensing concepts and implementations that bridge the gap between the existing and required sensing capabilities.”  In the webinar, Dr. Radislav Potyrailo (GE Global Research) will discuss:  (1) possibilities for new principles of gas sensing based on nanomaterials and nanostructures; and (2) the development of sensors capable of quantifying individual chemical components in mixtures, rejecting interferences, and enhancing response stability in wearable, stationary, and other formats.  The overview notes that “[s]uch performance is attractive when advantages of traditional instruments are cancelled by application-specific requirements demanding unobtrusive form factors, low or no power consumption, and continuous operation.”  Webinar viewers may submit questions for Dr. Potyrailo to answer during the question and answer period.  Submitted questions will be considered in the order received and may be posted on the NNI website.  Registration for the webinar is now open.