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Researchers build atomically thin gas and chemical sensors

03-Mar-2015

The relatively recent discovery of graphene, a two-dimensional layered material with unusual and attractive electronic, optical and thermal properties, led scientists to search for other atomically thin materials with unique properties.Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) has proved to be one of the most ...

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Optical nanoantennas set the stage for a NEMS lab-on-a-chip revolution

26-Feb-2015

Newly developed tiny antennas, likened to spotlights on the nanoscale, offer the potential to measure food safety, identify pollutants in the air and even quickly diagnose and treat cancer, according to the Australian scientists who created them. The new antennas are cubic in shape. They do a ...

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Asphaltene analysis takes a giant step

Rice researchers develop accurate measure of aggregating particles that block oil production lines

26-Feb-2015

Rice University researchers have developed an easy and accurate technique to detect and quantify the amount of asphaltene precipitated from crude oils, which bedevils the oil industry by clogging wells and flow lines.Asphaltene is a complex of hydrocarbon molecules found in crude. As the name ...

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Turning smartphones into personal, real-time pollution monitors

23-Feb-2015

As urban residents know, air quality is a big deal. When local pollution levels go up, the associated health risks also increase, especially for children and seniors. But air pollution varies widely over the course of a day and by location, even within the same city. Now scientists, reporting in ...

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Detecting chemical weapons with a color-changing film

02-Feb-2015

In today's world, in which the threat of terrorism looms, there is an urgent need for fast, reliable tools to detect the release of deadly chemical warfare agents (CWAs). In the journal ACS Macro Letters, scientists are reporting new progress toward thin-film materials that could rapidly change ...

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The Waters ionKey/MS Technology Named a Top Innovation for 2014

First Microfluidic Device for MicroScale Chromatography to Receive Analytical Scientist Magazine Innovation Award

19-Jan-2015

Waters Corporation announced that its ionKey/MS System™ was ranked among the top analytical instrument innovations of 2014 by The Analytical Scientist magazine.“ionKey/MS is changing how the world thinks about LC/MS. With ionKey/MS, we are enabling any scientist to undertake the most sensitive ...

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Tattoo-like sensor can detect glucose levels without a painful finger prick

16-Jan-2015

Scientists have developed the first ultra-thin, flexible device that sticks to skin like a rub-on tattoo and can detect a person's glucose levels. The sensor, reported in a proof-of-concept study in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, has the potential to eliminate finger-pricking for many ...

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Emerson acquires Cascade Technologies Ltd.

02-Jan-2015

Emerson announced it has acquired Stirling, Scotland-based Cascade Technologies Ltd., a manufacturer of gas analysers and monitoring systems using Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology. This technology measures multiple gases simultaneously, helping companies improve industrial emissions ...

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Scientists measure speedy electrons in silicon

Attosecond laser provides first 'movie' of fast electrons jumping band-gap of semiconductor

22-Dec-2014

The entire semiconductor industry, not to mention Silicon Valley, is built on the propensity of electrons in silicon to get kicked out of their atomic shells and become free. These mobile electrons are routed and switched though transistors, carrying the digital information that characterizes our ...

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JPK announces the opening of US offices in Southern California

04-Dec-2014

JPK Instruments announced the opening of their US offices in Southern California on 1st January, 2015. Heading up this new organization is Dr Stefan Kaemmer who has been appointed General Manager of US Operations. JPK have selected SPM expert, Dr Stefan Kaemmer as their first General Manager of ...

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