In recent years, focus has increased in developing advanced ways to ensure national security and to ensure consistency and quality in consumer products. Although there have been notable advancements in the field, current sensors lack sensitivity, have high labor costs, and are limited in their applications. UNF Nanocrystalline Oxide Semi-Conducive Gas Sensor solutions represent a breakthrough technology in this field.
UNF's patent-pending sensor technology works through the effects of gases and vapors modifying nanocrystalline oxide semiconductor (NOS) materials. UNF NOS sensors have been configured to detect many mixtures including industrial toxic chemicals, chemical warfare agents, explosive materials, gases/vapors, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). See the detailed list of analytes. These sensors have increased sensitivity and can detect chemicals in the parts per million ranges, with some chemicals in the parts per billion ranges. They do not require a heater under many conditions to operate, unlike competing technologies. UNF gas sensors can also continuously operate on battery power due to their low power requirements. This capability allows the sensors to work remotely and at normal room temperature. UNF NOS sensors do not have to be replaced once triggered and can simply be reset and reused. UNF sensors also have a faster response time and can detect gas in near real-time. The sensors can also be fabricated in mass production at a reasonable cost.
UNF sensors are superior to existing technologies in sensitivity and selectivity. In addition, UNF NOS sensors are unique because they can be used remotely, can be miniaturized or made compact, and can autonomously analyze data.
UNF sensor applications are varied and numerous. In addition to the potential uses listed below, UNF NOS sensor technology can be tailored to meet your particular needs.
See the list of identified analytes
Interested? Find out more by contacting Rosalyn Gilbert at the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 620-2352.
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