Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensing Workshop Report (2009)

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Reports
Author: National Nanotechnology Initiative
Publication Date: May. 7 2009

Description:

Nanotechnology holds the potential to enable a new generation of high-density, multianalyte sensors to fill the rising demand for highly selective, highly sensitive smart sensor systems capable of simultaneously detecting multiple species.  Organizers of this NNI workshop chose to focus on nanotechnology-enabled signal transducers and the insertion of these sensing elements into sensor systems.


Nanotechnology Fact

The cumulative NNI investment since fiscal year 2001, including the 2018 request, now totals more than $25 billion. In addition, more than $1.1 billion has been invested cumulatively since 2004 in funding for nanotechnology-based small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs of the participating Federal agencies. Nanotechnology-related environmental, health, and safety (EHS, or nanoEHS) activities have become a hallmark of the NNI, with R&D, policy, and regulation in this area extensively coordinated among Federal agencies. Cumulative NNI EHS investments surpassed $1 billion in 2015. For more information, visit the NNI Budget page.

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