Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensing Workshop Report (2009)

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Reports
Author: National Nanotechnology Initiative
Publication Date: May. 5 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 National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is a U.S. Government research and development (R&D) initiative involving the nanotechnology-related activities of 20 departments and independent agencies. Since 2001, Federal agencies and Cabinet-level departments have invested more than $25 billion in nanotechnology research, development, and commercialization. These investments, made under the auspices of the NNI, have enabled groundbreaking discoveries that have revolutionized science; established world-class facilities for the characterization of nanoscale materials and their fabrication into nanoscale devices; educated tens of thousands of individuals from undergraduate students to postdoctoral researchers; and fostered the responsible incorporation of nanotechnology into commercial products.

For more information on how the NNI started and how it is organized, see the page entitled What is the NNI?

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