It is made with a hybrid material consisting of graphene and perovskite nanocrystals and has proved to be more cost-effective, reliable and sustainable than the alternatives existing today Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a toxic compound that can only be detected in very low concentrations. Finding it poses a huge challenge, especially selective detection of this […]
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section “Chemical Sensors“. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
Nanoscale Materials for Warfare Agent Detection: Nanoscience for Security is a new book published by Springer at NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology Editors: Bittencourt, Carla, Ewels, Chris, Llobet, Eduard (Eds.) This book presents a blueprint for researchers in the area of nanotechnology for chemical defense, especially with regard to future research on […]
Eduard Llobet and Juan Casanova (URV), Peter R. Schreiner (University of Gießen), Jean‐Cyrille Hierso (Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté and Institut Universitaire de France), and colleagues have developed functionalized sp3-hybridized carbon-based nanodiamonds (diamondoids) that detect NO2 and ammonia. The results of this research have been published at Angewandte Chemie Interantional Edition. You can check The ChemViews Highlight […]
The lecturer Eduard Llobet and the doctoral student Juan Casanova, from the URV research group MINOS (Microsystems Nanotechnologies for Chemical Analysis) and members of the Department of Electronic, Electric and Automatic Engineering (DEEEiA-ETSE) and the EMaS research centre, have published a pioneering study on the use of nanodiamonds as indicators of polluting gases in the […]
MINOS has participated in the PINT OF SCIENCE festival. Dr Eduard Llobet gave a talk in Totem Café: “Nanomaterials and sensors of the future: where, how and when”.
Professor Eduard Llobet will receive 150,000 euros from the EU to develop the project, which begins this year and ends in 2022 The Rovira i Virgili University (URV) of Tarragona coordinates a European project for the development of nanosensors that allow detecting chemical agents in places closed and crowded by the civil population. The project […]
Three Egyptian students are doing their master’s degree in Nanoengineering, and the authorities of three universities visited ETSE On 10 July, representatives of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Fayoum University and South Valley University visited the School of Engineering as part of the Tempus Programme project “Excellence in Nanotechnology for […]
The MINOS-URBots team wins the second position in the international Sniffest’17 electronic olfaction test Last May, a team of ETSE students traveled to Montreal to participate in the international Sniffest’17 competition. The challenge was to detect, by means of an electronic sensor and in an automated way, the impostors hidden in a set of samples […]
The collaboration between the groups of Prof. Pau Ballester at ICIQ and Prof. Eduard Llobet at URV has allowed the development of a sensor highly selective for benzene in air with a lower limit of detection to the extent permitted by law. The work has been published in Advanced Functional Materials and selected for the […]