Work Packages

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The proposed innovation in HYSENS relies on the use of hybrid inorganic-organic component materials leading to the development of sensors with enhanced selectivity and sensitivity.  Inorganic nanocrystals and organic functional molecules will be used for the assembly of four novel classes of hybrid nanostructures:

  1. Intelligent assembly (1):  semiconductor nanocrystal - organic functional molecules for demonstration of optical "intelligent chemosensing" (objective 1) targeting ng/L concentration detection of Group 1 and II ions and anions (including Na+, Ca2+, PO43-, F-).  Industrial validation of intelligent assembly 1 into polymer-patterned tag surfaces and microfluidic cells.
  2. PRET hybrid assembly (2):  metal nanocrystal - organic functional molecules for demonstration of optical sensing based on plasmon resonance energy transfer (PRET) mechanisms (objective 2) targeting ng/L concentration detection of transition metal including Hg2+ and Cu2+.  Industrial validation of PRET assembly 2 into polymer microfluidic cells.
  3. 2D hybrid arrays (3):  metal nanocrystal - organic functional molecules for demonstration of large area sensing (objective 3) targeting electrical "intelligent chemosensing" of Group I and II cations and anions (including Na+, Ca2+, PO43-, F-) with ng/L detection limits.
  4. 1D hybrid arrays (4):  metallic semiconductor nanocrystal - organic functional molecules interfaced on 1D Si FETs arrays for electrical readout based sensing (objective 4) targeting electrical "intelligent chemosensing" of Group I and II cations and anions (including Na+, Ca2+, PO43-, F-) with ng/L detection limits.  Industrial validation of 1D hybrid assembly into polymer microfluidic cells.

The Hysens Project - Work Packages