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A more sensitive sensor

TAU pioneers sensor technology for industry using nano-sized carbon tubes

25-Mar-2010

Electro-mechanical sensors tell the airbag in your car to inflate and rotate your iPhone screen to match your position on the couch. Now a research group of Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Engineering is making the technology even more useful. Prof. Yael Hanein, Dr. Slava Krylov and their ...

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A window that washes itself?

Tel Aviv University's new nano-material may revolutionize solar panels and batteries too

08-Dec-2009

A coating on windows or solar panels that repels grime and dirt? Expanded battery storage capacities for the next electric car? New Tel Aviv University research details a breakthrough in assembling peptides at the nano-scale level that could make these futuristic visions come true in just a few ...

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev develops thin films showing promise for solar applications

09-Sep-2009

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have developed thin films that exhibit carrier multiplication (CM). This development is of great interest for future solar cells. The films were synthesized at BGU by Prof. Yuval Golan and PhD student Anna Osherov of the Department of Materials ...

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Thin Films Developed at Ben-Gurion University Show Promise for Solar Energy Applications

07-Sep-2009

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have developed thin films that exhibit carrier multiplication (CM). This development is of great interest for future solar cells. The films were synthesized at BGU by Prof. Yuval Golan and PhD student Anna Osherov of the Department of Materials ...

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Ben-Gurion University signs Scientific Research Agreement with University of Johannesburg and University of California

07-Sep-2009

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has partnered with the University of Johannesburg and the University of California, Los Angeles to conduct scientific research into the fields of water purification and microalgal biotechnology. “This is an international partnership that will benefit the peoples ...

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Technology Developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Receives NATO Grant to Build Desalination Plant in Jordan

18-Aug-2009

Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have recently been awarded grants from the NATO Science for Peace program and the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) to scale up a novel method for achieving very high recoveries in desalination by reverse osmosis. The team, lead ...

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A dirty job but ...

17-Apr-2009

Byproducts from the electronics, fuel, chemical and defense industries can be far from benign. Toxic heavy metals like cadmium and lead can seep into our food chain and cause cancer. And if found in the soil, these dangerous materials can render parks off-limits and real estate worthless. For ...

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Weizmann Institute Scientists Develop a Unique Approach for Splitting Water into Hydrogen and Oxygen

07-Apr-2009

Weizmann Institute scientists have devised a unique new mechanism for the formation of hydrogen and oxygen from water, without the need for sacrificial chemical agents, through individual steps, using light. The design of efficient systems for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen, driven by ...

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A 'bionic nose' that knows

03-Apr-2009

Both cancer cells and the chemicals used to make bombs can foil detection because they appear in trace amounts too small for conventional detection techniques. Tel Aviv University has developed the ultimate solution: a molecule that can magnify weak traces of "hidden" molecules into something we ...

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Ruthenium in a clinch

Selectively and under mild conditions: Primary amines from alcohols and ammonia with a ruthenium catalyst

22-Oct-2008

Amines are needed for the production of pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, agrochemicals, plastics, dyes, pigments, and additives. Most important are compounds with a terminal amino group (–NH2), known as primary amines. However, the selective synthesis of primary amines remains a challenge. David ...

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