Detecting Pollution & Monitoring Battery Health with NPS – Podcast from Biolin Scientific

27 apr 2020

Insplorion’s CTO Elin Langhammer is the latest guest on Biolin Scientific’s podcast series ”Science on Surfaces – Tips, Tricks and Tools”. The two companies have several similarities; they both develop and sell scientific instruments for surface analysis and are based in Gothenburg. They also have a common “father” and founder: Professor Bengt Kasemo. Listen as Elin describes NPS technology and delves into large scale applications such as air pollution detection and monitoring Li-ion battery health. Watch or listen for yourself on Biolin Scientific’s Podcast Page or Buzzsprout.

“Which day-care centre has the best air quality? And is this Li-ion battery approaching a catastrophic failure? These are questions that NPS technology could answer.

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Elin Langhammer about Nanoplasmonic sensing, also called NPS. Dr Langhammer is co-founder and technical director of Insplorion, a company that develops and manufactures NPS sensors for research and development instruments as well as large volume sensor applications.

The conversation starts by Dr Langhammer describing how NPS technology works and how nanoparticles at a surface, illuminated by light, can reveal what happens in their surroundings. We then move on to talk about how this technology is used in diverse areas, both as a research tool and in large scale sensing applications, for example in measurements of air quality. We also talk about future applications and how NPS measurements can reveal the status and health of Li-ion batteries, information that could facilitate the transition to renewable energy sources, where batteries are an important component.”*

*Quoted with permission from Biolin Scientific.