Keyword: Chemicals

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Briefs: Materials
Glow Sticks: From Parties to Detecting Biothreats for the Navy

Remember that party where you were swinging glow sticks above your head or wearing them as necklaces? Fun times, right? Science times, too. Turns out those fun party favors are now being used by a University of Houston researcher to identify emerging biothreats for the United States...

Articles: Materials
Efficient and complete chamber cleaning processes are critical for the success of CVD/ALD processes.
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Briefs: Energy
A team has designed a new blueprint for solid-state batteries that are less dependent on specific chemical elements, particularly critical metals that are challenging to source due to supply chain issues. Their work could advance solid-state batteries that are efficient and affordable.
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Briefs: Regulations/Standards
The work shows the real-world viability of their easy-to-use and inexpensive methods of testing.
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Briefs: Energy
A highly efficient and long-lasting solar flow battery generates, stores, and redelivers renewable electricity from the Sun in one device.
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Briefs: Materials
Since it is a chemical sensor instead of being enzyme-based, the new technology is robust, has a long shelf-life and can be tuned to detect lower glucose concentrations than current systems.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Since it is a chemical sensor instead of being enzyme-based, the new technology is robust, has a long shelf-life and can be tuned to detect lower glucose concentrations than current systems.
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5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
Researchers at University of Cambridge have developed floating “artificial leaves” that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A terahertz laser was developed with high constant power, tight beam pattern, and broad electric frequency tuning for a wide range of applications in chemical sensing and imaging. The...

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Briefs: Materials

Scientists have developed color-changing, flexible photonic crystals that could be used to develop sensors that warn when an earthquake might strike next. The wearable, robust, and low-cost...

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Briefs: Manned Systems
This scalable power processing unit (PPU) is for use with low-power Hall effect thrusters.
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Briefs: Data Acquisition
This system enables fast analysis of hyperspectral images in disaster response or target detection scenarios.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This approach could result in developing chemical sensors that are sensitive at a very low level to a specific chemical in the environment.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Diamonds’ atomic flaws are converted into atomic sensors that watch a quantum world of materials under extreme pressure.
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Briefs: Lighting
Polymer cores redirect light from any source to solar cells.
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Briefs: Power
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device could help doctors personalize treatments.
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Q&A: Green Design & Manufacturing
A chemical process produces valuable biodegradable chemicals from discarded plastics.
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Application Briefs: Materials
Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The inexpensive, convenient devices can measure exposure to a class of chemicals that can be harmful during pregnancy.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology provides accurate results on concentrations below levels that represent an immediate danger to life and health.
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Briefs: Energy
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The method could be applied to carbon waste streams.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The approach could lead to more flexible health monitors, wearable devices, sensors, optical communication systems, and soft robotics.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The chemical process turns plastic into biodegradable chemicals for surfactants and detergents.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The high-quality bioplastics can be molded into a film that can be used in plastic bags and packaging.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A catalytic reaction causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously morph into a three-dimensional gear.
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