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Water solutions without a grain of salt

Monash University researchers have developed technology that can deliver clean water to thousands of communities worldwide

25-Jul-2019

An estimated 844 million people don't have access to clean water, while every minute a newborn dies from infection caused by lack of safe water and an unclean environment. Seawater desalination and wastewater recycling are two ways to ease the problem of water shortage, but conventional ...

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X-ray mapping enhances potential of lightweight magnesium

23-Jul-2019

A world-first study led by Monash University has discovered a technique and phenomenon that can be used for creating stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys that could improve structural integrity in the automobile and aerospace industries. Published in Nature Communications, researchers from ...

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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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'Poisoning' corrosion brings stainless magnesium closer

22-Aug-2013

In a discovery that could have major implications for the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries, scientists have found a way to dramatically reduce the corrosion rate of lightweight wonder metal magnesium: adding arsenic. Weighing in at two thirds less than aluminium, magnesium is the ...

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Ionic liquid breakthrough in thermal electrical energy

17-Jul-2013

Harvesting waste heat from power stations and even vehicle exhaust pipes could soon provide a valuable supply of electricity. A small team of Monash University researchers working under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) has developed an ...

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After millennia of mining, copper nowhere near 'peak'

08-Jul-2013

New research shows that existing copper resources can sustain increasing world-wide demand for at least a century, meaning social and environmental concerns could be the most important restrictions on future copper production. Researchers from Monash University have conducted the most systematic ...

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Invisible barrier wards off metal corrosion

28-Sep-2012

A coating so thin it’s invisible to the human eye has been shown to make copper nearly 100 times more resistant to corrosion, creating tremendous potential for metal protection even in harsh environments.In a paper published in Carbon, researchers from Monash University and Rice University in the ...

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Fullerenes well trapped

15-May-2009

Scientists in Australia and India have shown that a zinc porphyrin-based yoctowell can be used as a fullerene receptor. Sheshanath Bhosale and colleagues from Monash University and a co-worker from North Maharashtra University, have designed a yoctowell cavity (a nanoporous surface modified with ...

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Monash team learns from nature to split water

19-Aug-2008

An international team of researchers led by Monash University has used chemicals found in plants to replicate a key process in photosynthesis paving the way to a new approach that uses sunlight to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Professor Leone Spiccia, Mr Robin Brimblecombe and Dr ...

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Strategic Development Partnership between Farfield Scientific and Monash University

21-Jun-2007

Farfield Scientific Limited and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Monash University have recently entered a strategic partnership to create a series of biosensor surfaces that will be used to establish a new approach to the structural analysis of membrane protein function. ...

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