Nano fibers are the newest technological wonder with
applications in medical, aerospace, and
energy industries. Nano fibers are thousands of times smaller than the human hair. They have been woven to clothes to make electricity while you walk, injected into mice to filter cancer cells, and now thanks to a group of researchers from university of Utah have been made into an ultra-high sensitive gas sensor. According to the group
the sensors can detect various compounds to parts per trillion level! How does it work? The nano fiber are designed and created to react to different molecules in the air. The high porous fibers act like traps to capture various molecules and provide an
electrical signal that can be interpreted by the circuit as a
detected gas. Not too different than our own nose in fact!
How will this technology shape the future of odour monitoring?
Time will tell but we are definitely excited to find out.
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