Every summer, LIST looks back at the success stories from the previous year. Find out about the CLASMARTS project and how LIST works on highly miniaturised gas sensors.
The ability to manufacture, manipulate and assemble materials on the nanoscale means that unprecedented surfaces and functional devices can be developed, utilising the specific properties of nanometric systems. As part of the CLASMARTS project, in summer 2021, LIST delivered a prototype enabling the deposition of thin nanostructured layers assembled in clusters on appropriate substrates according to source parameters. The CLASMARTS prototype will be dedicated to studying nanoporous films and their electrical transport properties. The project should pave the way for the development of highly miniaturised gas sensors, equipped with better sensitivity and response dynamics, and a lower operating temperature.