This project is supported by The NATO Science for Peace and Security Program. Emergency Security Challenges Division. Grant # SPS G5777 (2020 – 2022)
The main goal of the Project is the demonstration of a novel low cost sensors for the real-time detection of toxic and warfare chemical substances, based on the monitoring of the environment-sensitive electrical impedance of ultrathin nanomembranes (Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy).
In the demonstrators, these nanomembranes will be integrated into a customized printed circuit board (test-vehicle), to be connected to the EIS instrument (either a high-precision lab instrument or an existing low-cost commercial chip). Two main classes of substances will be targeted: (i) an aggressive warfare agent; (ii) a heavily toxic industrial pollutant.