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Vol.14 No.5 <2016 Aug-Sep>

Intriguing future with leading-edge sensor technology

2016.12.08 Published


Special Talk

Advancement of AI boosts R&D of sensors
Dr. Kiyoshi Toko
(President, Research and Development Center for Taste and Odor Sensing, Kyushu University)
Dr. Yasuo Koide
(Executive Vice President/Director of Research Network and Facility Services Division, NIMS)

Researcher Interview

Developing MSS: world's first ultra-small, super-sensitive and versatile odor sensor

Genki Yoshikawa
(Group Leader, Nanomechanical Sensors Group, MANA, NIMS)

Tripartite talk on the MSS Alliance

NIMS, Kyocera and NEC Aiming to set a de facto standard for odor sensors through collaboration among industry, academia, and government

Junko Watanabe (NEC)
Masahiko Tajima (Kyocera)
Genki Yoshikawa (NIMS)

Researcher Interview

Moisture sensor capable of determining even the "quality" of moisture

Jin Kawakita
(Semiconductor Device Materials Group, MANA, NIMS)

Research Highlight

Making smartphones toxic gas sensors

Shinsuke Ishihara
(Frontier Molecules Group, MANA, NIMS)

Innovative alcohol sensor with hexagonal-pyramid-shaped zinc oxide nanoparticles

Noriko Saito
(Ceramics Surface and Interface Group, Research Center for Functional Materials, NIMS)


Science is even more amazing than you think (maybe…)

Era of a trillion sensors
written by Akio Etori
illustration by Joe Okada (vision track)

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