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Functionalisation of nanostructured semiconductor metal oxides for chemical sensing (FONSENS).

The objective of FONSENS is to develop breakthrough technologies in gas sensing that will provide higher sensitivity and superior selectivity at reduced cost and power consumption. This objective will be pursued by integrating complementary skills of EU and Russian groups. The main strategy in FONSENS for achieving enhanced sensor performances is to develop new nanostructured materials, which will allow control of concentration of active centers over a broad range for selective detection of toxic gases of different nature. The development of new generation of gas sensing materials will be supported by computational modeling with ab initio DFT calculations and a wide range of high resolution morphological and physico-chemical characterization techniques including (scanning) transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction.
Date:1 Oct 2015  →  30 Sep 2018
Disciplines:Classical physics, Condensed matter physics and nanophysics, Elementary particle and high energy physics, Other physical sciences