Detecting Compounds with Liquid Crystals

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is seeking commercial partners interested in developing a method and device that uses liquid crystals to detect gas phase compounds including environmental contaminants.


1) Highly sensitive and specific to target chemical compounds 2) Eliminates need for complex instrumentation and highly trained personnel 3) Well suited for use under mobile conditions in the field 4) Can be designed to detect a wide range of gas phase chemicals in the environment 5) By patterning a number of different receptors on the nanostructured surface device may also be used to detect several chemical compounds simultaneously

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