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Miami University Center for Nantechnology research group has been involved with the development
of selective methods/techniques for the determination of environmental and biologically important
species. In recent years, these investigations have turned toward the use of nanotechnology and
microfluidics (in the form of micro-total analytical systems). In particular, we are now involved in the
development of "smart nozzle" technology.
This is a device that can detect the components of the
substance being pumped and providing feedback to a
controlling system. As a result the smart nozzle provide
a quality control on the pumping/mixing system. To
successfully complete this project, the smart nozzle must
have specific set of sensors that can detect and quantify
the species of interest. Therefore, we are designing and
testing new sensors and technology such as long-period
gratings (LPG). Applying nanostructured multilayers to the
sensor's surface creates the sensor's specificity. The initial
application of "smart nozzle" is for the US Air Force and
testing jet fuels.
For more information about the research contact Miami University Center for Nanotechnology.