SiN VAPOR

The sensor, called Silicon Nanowires in a Vertical Array with a Porous Electrode, “SiN-VAPOR,” is a small, portable, lightweight, low power, low overhead sensor with a 3D architecture. The sensor is made in a vertical orientation to a supporting substrate and is approximately the size of a quarter. The technology reportedly demonstrated detection capability on the parts-per-billion, and even parts-per-trillion levels of sensitivity. Researchers claim the sensor may eventually be used in smart phones to detect explosives. The SiN-VAPOR sensor is still in development.

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Availability: In Development

Cameron Childs
Licensing Associate
Cameron.childs@nrl.navy.mil
+1 202 767 0947
USA
Manufacturer
U.S. Naval Research Lab
Product Name
SiN VAPOR
Detection Category
Chemical
Detection Principle
Sensors;
Detection Method
Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) ;
Application
Gas Analysis;
Equipment Type
Sensor
Product Synopsis
The sensor, called Silicon Nanowires in a Vertical Array with a Porous Electrode, “SiN-VAPOR,” is a small, portable, lightweight, low power, low overhead sensor with a 3D architecture. The sensor is made in a vertical orientation to a supporting substrate and is approximately the size of a quarter. The technology reportedly demonstrated detection capability on the parts-per-billion, and even parts-per-trillion levels of sensitivity. Researchers claim the sensor may eventually be used in smart phones to detect explosives. The SiN-VAPOR sensor is still in development.
Availability
In Development
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
4
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Weight
<1 lb.
Transportability
Person-Portable
Tested For Explosives
Yes
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ppb
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<1 minute
Training Required
<1 day training
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