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Development of novel gas sensors

Duffy, Brendan (2002) Development of novel gas sensors. PhD thesis, Dublin City University.

Of all human senses our ability to detect odours may be the least appreciated and certainly the least understood [1], and yet is one o f the most powerful. Humans can only see a narrow region o f the light spectrum (300-700 ran), hear a small range in the frequency spectrum (20-20KHz), touch objects that are close. The smell and taste o f substances however can give us much more information about an objects nature. However quantifying these senses is difficult. The taste o f substances has been provisionally classed as being Sour, Bitter, Sweet or Salty. Smells have been classed as being camphoraceous, ethereal, floral, minty, musky, pungent or putrid [2], but this has been described as being over simplistic [3], Therefore to mimic the nose it is necessary to understand how the nose functions
Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Date of Award:2002
Supervisor(s):Diamond, Dermot
Uncontrolled Keywords:odourness; gas sensing
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Chemical detectors
Physical Sciences > Chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17240
Deposited On:21 Aug 2012 14:16 by Fran Callaghan . Last Modified 19 Jul 2018 14:56

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