Researchers design a nanosensor that improves sensitivity by 300% and the durability of the existing systems

Researchers design a nanosensor that improves sensitivity by 300% and the durability of the existing systems

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 […]

New book published

New book published

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 […]

New publication at Angewandte Chemie Interantional Edition

New publication at Angewandte Chemie Interantional Edition

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 […]

Nanodiamonds for detecting dangerous gases

Nanodiamonds for detecting dangerous gases

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 […]

The School of Engineering tightens its links with three Egyptian universities

The School of Engineering tightens its links with three Egyptian universities

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 […]

Sniffest’17, runners-up in Montreal

Sniffest’17, runners-up in Montreal

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 […]

A hand-held sensor selective for benzene

A hand-held sensor selective for benzene

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 […]