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Nanotechnology at UNLP to monitor wine quality

Whoever thinks of Mendoza thinks of nature, beautiful landscapes... and a good wine. And the people of science are not the exception, as evidenced by this innovative development made in collaboration between the UNLP and the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. It is a sensor specially developed for the detection of iron in white wine.


The work is carried out jointly by engineers Francisco J. Ibañez and Santiago D. Barrionuevo, from the Sensors and Electrocatalysis Group of the Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas (INIFTA) belonging to the Facultad de Ciencias Exactas of UNLP and CONICET), chemists Mauricio Llaver and Rodolfo G. Wuilloud, from the Laboratorio de Química Analítica para Investigación y Desarrollo of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, and physicist Horacio Troiani from the Centro Atómico Bariloche.

The motivation of the researchers for the development of this sensor is shared by producers and consumers, since the quality and safety of oenological products strongly depend on the concentration of inorganic ions in their composition.

Art performed with Nanotech

The artist "ASHI" exhibited her work denominated "NanoNina on November 27, 2021.  Her work was made with nanomaterials provided by our lab


Below we can see her work, which were presented at NanoNina . Which one is your favorite?

We are grateful to participate in this beautiful work!

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Structure exposed to indoor´s light.

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Structure exposed to natural light

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Structure exposed to ultraviolet light.

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