# Sensors and Detectors

Argonne maintains a wide-ranging science and technology portfolio that seeks to address complex challenges in interdisciplinary and innovative ways. Below is a list of all articles, highlights, profiles, projects, and organizations related specifically to sensors and detectors.

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• ### Field guides: Argonne scientists bolster evidence of undiscovered particles or forces in Muon g-2 experiment

Scientists are testing our fundamental understanding of the universe, and there’s much more to discover.
• ### How Argonne is working to power a clean energy revolution

Argonne was established 75 years ago with a mission to advance atomic energy. Today we are working to revitalize the U.S. energy sector and boost growth economywide.
• ### Detector R&D: towards the luminosity frontier for NP

Critical detector R&D to enable next-generation NP experiments to operate in harsh, high-luminosity experiments
• An integrated system and process for identifying and rapidly resolving surface contaminants

US Patent 8,309,020
• Semiconductor-based detection and decontamination system (IN-05-036)

### Invention

In the event of a chemical and/or biological release, it is critical to be able to rapidly detect the components that have been released, determine the concentration of the components, decontaminate the released components, and verify that the decontamination efforts have been successful. Argonne inventors have developed a smart” surface that can be incorporated into fabrics, painted surfaces, or other systems for rapid detection and decontamination.

### Opportunity & Solution

The Argonne solution is a coupled, semiconductor-based detection and decontamination system that detects contaminant absorption by changes in surface resistance. These changes induce a photocatalytic oxidation or reduction of the contaminant while continuously monitoring resistance and temperature during the process to determine the decontamination status.

### Benefits

The Argonne invention is a rapid, integrated detection and response system for chemical decontamination in near real-time.

### Applications, Industries

The invention has potential application in decontaminating large surface areas.

• ### White House Office of Technology Policy, National Science Foundation and Department of Energy Announce Over $1 Billion in Awards for Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Information Science Research Institutes • ### Department of Energy selects Argonne to lead national quantum center Q-NEXT will tackle next-generation quantum science challenges through a public-private partnership, ensuring U.S. leadership in an economically crucial arena. • ### A handheld COVID-19 test could deliver results in five minutes—for just$10

UChicago researchers awarded \$80,000 grant to develop test for current and former infections
• ### Argonne scientists fashion new class of X-ray detector

New perovskite-based detectors can sense X-rays over a broad energy range