• on Education & Information
  • Published in issue 5/2004 on page 0
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Sensors for Humans

Sensor technology at MIT

Sensors for Humans
Polymer electronics for chemical sensors: a new field is developing faster than expected. The first results include nanotechnology sensors that can detect chemical compounds such as TNT with an incredible level of sensitivity.‘Polymer Electronics for Chemical Sensors’ was the topic for the tenth research and development conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which gave an overview of current developments in the field of plastic electronics. The name of one speaker made us prick up our ears: Professor Timothy M. Swager is associate director of the ‘Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies’ at MIT. What was he seeking to achieve?
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