EKSMA OPTICS is proud to announce that it has been successful in securing a Framework Programme 7 Grant to support its role in the "Nanodetector" project. For this collaborative research project, in which research institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises from Germany, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Italy and Switzerland are involved, the European Union grants almost three million euros in total. The project will run from June 2012 till November 2015 and is being co-ordinated by the Lausitz University of Applied Sciences (Germany).
The aim of the project is to develop a general technology for detection and analysis of single nanoparticles in a complex environment and a development of a laboratory prototype of the device based on this technology and its application. The detection method and the technology are based on the experimental nano-detection phenomenon, discovered recently by one of the project partners. The technology will be implemented in an innovative, compact ”nanoparticle detector“ machine, which can detect and analyse single nanoparticles in a complex natural environment. The system will be suitable to use for environmental monitoring in the production and application of nanoparticles and nanomaterials.
“Our role in the project will be to develop the device for detection of nanoparticles for a number of practically important tasks” says Dainius Tumosa, Optolita Director R&D. The prototype will be optimized taking into account practical limitations, coming from properties of materials and single components, as well as with consideration of the results of theoretical analysis. The initial prototype will be assembled on optical table combining the use of commercial components with special components developed by IBMT, HIT and OPTOLITA.
The consortium members are: the University of Lausitz (Germany); Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences (Germany); Fraunhofer-Institute for Biomedical Engineering (Germany); Mivitec GmbH (Germany); Imperial College London (United Kingdom); Upperton Ltd. (United Kingdom); Hybrid Integrated Technologies Ltd (Czech Rep.); Optolita (Lithuania); MBN Nanomaterialia S.p.A. (Italy); Phasis S.a.r.l. (Switzerland).
Visit Official Nanodetector Project website.