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Development of Novel Non-Contact Sampling Tools and Techniques


Airflow during exhalation from artificial dog nose
Image of airflow during exhalation from artificial dog nose.

We are investigating non-contact methods for high volume, high throughput, and high transfer/transport efficiency screening and documenting appropriate testing standards and protocols. Using NIST expertise in basic metrology, standards, microscopy, fluid mechanics and flow visualization, high speed videography, and computation fluid dynamics, NIST can identify limitations in new technologies and provide potential solutions early in the development cycles of next-generation equipment. This work includes the development of the first artificial dog nose.


"High Speed Imaging System to Visualize Particle Removal/Collection via Wipe Sampling and Aerodynamic Sampling,"  Staymates M., Gillen, G. and  Staymates J., Review of Scientific Instruments, 90(6), 63703 (2019).

“Enhanced aerodynamic reach of vapor and aerosol sampling for real-time mass spectrometric detection using Venturi-assisted entrainment and ionization”, TP Forbes and M Staymates - Analytica Chimica Acta, 957, 20-28 (2017).

“Biomimetic Sniffing Improves the Detection Performance of a 3D Printed Nose of a Dog and a Commercial Trace Vapor Detector”. M. Staymates, W. MacCrehan, J. Staymates, R. Kunz, T. Mendum, T-H. Ong, G. Geurtsen, G. Gillen and B.A. Craven. Scientific Reports, 6, 36876 (2016).


Created August 21, 2020