Keyword: Chemicals

Briefs: Test & Measurement
The approach could lead to more flexible health monitors, wearable devices, sensors, optical communication systems, and soft robotics.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The chemical process turns plastic into biodegradable chemicals for surfactants and detergents.
Briefs: Materials
The high-quality bioplastics can be molded into a film that can be used in plastic bags and packaging.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A catalytic reaction causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously morph into a three-dimensional gear.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing

Due to the chemical stability and durability of industrial polymers, plastic waste does not easily degrade in landfills and is often burned, which produces carbon dioxide and other hazardous gases. In...

Briefs: Materials
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials being formed at the nanoscale.
Briefs: Materials
This could reduce the environmental impact of styrene manufacturing.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The miniaturized detector mimics the process dogs use to detect cancer and other diseases by smell.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Study shows improvements to chemical sensing chip that aims to quickly and accurately identify drugs and other trace chemicals.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
By converting CO2 into complex hydrocarbon products, a new catalyst could aid in large-scale efforts to recycle excess carbon dioxide.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The stretchable electronics are more stable as they change shape, which could lead to next-generation sensors for healthcare applications.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This device fits on a computer chip but can analyze infrared light in the same way as a conventional spectrometer.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor is suitable for both overt and covert applications, and can detect multiple and variable targets.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Bioactive inks printed on wearable textiles can map conditions over the entire surface of the body.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
A new encapsulation technique protects electronic properties of sensitive materials.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This highly porous sponge absorbs more than 30 times its weight in oil and can be reused up to several dozen times.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The hydrogel could be made into a contact lens that effectively treats corneal melting.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The technology could lead to production of fuels, building materials, and other products in a carbon-neutral way.
Briefs: Materials
This gel-like material leads a path toward “mechanoceuticals.”
Articles: Test & Measurement
Taking a holistic approach to sealing systems in hydraulic systems using chrome alternatives helps engineers achieve optimum function.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This method of producing clean syngas could be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to gasoline.
Briefs: Materials
This method can be used to protect stored building materials and to remediate in-service wood and wood products.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The electrospun nanofibers are used for wound healing and 3D matrices for biological tissues.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Blood Test Detects Multiple Types of Cancer
The test can screen for numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy.