CSEM has developed new sol-gel based sensitive layers enabling the optical detection of volatiles and dissolved analytes with enhanced performances. These sol-gel films exhibit a hierarchical nanoporous structure. Dedicated optical readers have been developed to interrogate the optical signal of the sensitive sol-gel patches. Applications of this technology, focusing yet on O-2, CO2, and pH detection, are illustrated with practical cases in aeronautics and environmental, health, and process monitoring. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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