Material Analysis and Indoor Chemistry

Research project

Development of a nanoparticle detector based on cantilever resonance scales

In this research project, which is supported by the BMBF, we are working in co-operation with the TU Braunschweig, Institute of Semiconductor Technology, to develop robust cantilever resonance scales for the determination of artificial nanoparticles in the air surrounding work stations.

Resonance scales can be used to measure the smallest of quantities, including those of artificial nanoparticles. By using technology from the semiconductor industry, resonance scales can be produced in large quantities at a low price.