The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Dr. Genki Yoshikawa, from the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki, Tsukuba, Japan
While the MSS provides a practical sensing element, a consumer sensor system requires further optimization and integration of lots of components including receptor layers, hardware including electronics and sample handling, multidimensional data analysis, and precise calibration for high reproducibility. To establish a de facto standard for odor analysis and sensor systems employing the nanomechanical MSS technology, the “MSS Alliance” was launched jointly with companies and a university. In addition, “Aero-Thermo-Dynamic Mass Analysis (AMA)” which we have recently developed will provide another approach to characterizing gases by measuring molecular weight in ambient condition without a vacuum or ionization. In this talk, the overview of the MSS, AMA, and the related technologies ranging from the optimization scheme of the sensor chip to system level developments will be presented with some demonstration using actual sensor devices.