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Optical gas sensor for the simultaneous detection of several gasses and fuel compositions, and the measurement of emissions.

30.06.2014

This novel sensor works according to an optical electrochemical principle and comprises a photoluminescent or fluorescent layer, a light source and a detector. The layer comprises an electric potential and acts as a working electrode which is implemented as a nanostructure (nanowires with quantum dots). Furthermore, spatial resolution can be achieved by using numerous nanowires contacted individually on a carrier and a visual array detector (analogous to CCD sensors in digital cameras).

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