Smell Sensors with Insect Antenna



Biologically inspired sensors utilize highly developed biological olfactory functional components as sensitive elements for the detection of specific chemical compounds. Biological olfactory functional components, including olfactory tissues, olfactory cells, and olfactory receptors, are evolutionary tuned for the detection of environmental chemical compounds. After millions of years of natural evolution process, insect antennae have become special chemical sensing organs with extreme high sensitivity and specificity, which are complex biochemical detection system for the detection of specific volatile organic compounds even at the trace level.


Sensor System Olfactory Receptor Sensitive Element Specific Chemical Compound Olfactory Sensory Neuron 
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  1. 1.Zhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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