The science behind the sensor.

How It Works

A simple analogy:

Imagine a sponge that can absorb the target gas. Then imagine it sits on a scale that can measure the sponge's increased weight.

An innovative approach:

Our sensor uses porous materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) that act as our sponge and a quartz resonant mass transducer that acts as our scale.

Our Secret Sauce: Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)

Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are the world's most porous materials. MOFs are like molecular "Tinker Toys" where the "sticks" are organic linkers and the "joints" are metal nodes. The gas absorption properties of MOFs can be tuned by varying the linkers and nodes.

MOFs are unique in that they are highly configurable - over 90,000 MOF structures have been catalogued to date and some 500,000 structures have been predicted. Each structure has different gas absorption properties. Thus, MOFs can be thought of as "tunable" for highly sensitive and selective gas absorption.

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