Keyword: Gases

Briefs: Data Acquisition
Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors.
Briefs: Energy
A highly sensitive system for detecting the production of hydrogen gas can foster the development of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A middle infrared light source can detect greenhouse and other gases as well as molecules in a person’s breath. The compact system, which resembles a tiny suitcase, contains just two parts: a standard...

Briefs: AR/AI
The ALFaLDS detection tool supports oil plants.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include detection of chemical and biological agents as well as dangerous gases from vehicle emissions.
Briefs: Imaging
The technology could benefit firefighters, miners, the military, plumbers, and households.
Briefs: Energy
A new catalyst and microchannel reactors improve efficiency and cost of the process.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Flexible electrodes, NASA sensors, and anti-corrosion compounds.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.
Briefs: Imaging
The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The MPS Flammable Gas Sensor can detect and identify the concentrations of 12 of the most common combustible gases,
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include remote sensing, laser spectroscopy, and gas analysis.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Recent advances could make it feasible to deploy networks of methane sensors to detect this greenhouse gas at large facilities.
Briefs: Power
Thrusters based on magnetic reconnection could complete long-distance missions in a shorter period of time.
Q&A: Energy
USC researchers found a way to use idle oil and gas wells for energy storage.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The stretchable sensor has applications in environmental monitoring and healthcare.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
With accelerated time from design to production, specialized foil sensor arrays will be expanding to many new areas.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
It can be used both in small, portable devices for field inspections and in very large detectors that use arrays of crystals.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Engineers have developed a new scanning technique inspired by the natural world that can detect corroding metals in oil and gas pipelines.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A mobile, wearable device the size of a Band-Aid could allow babies to leave the hospital and be monitored from home.
Briefs: Defense
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Embedded Gas and Temperature Sensors for Extreme Environments

Innovative process control systems for improved efficiency and lower emissions in current and future fossil-fuel-based power systems and related applications require durable, embedded sensor technology that can operate at higher temperatures and in harsh conditions.

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Some of the most common applications for hazardous duty sensors are in the oil and gas industry.
Briefs: Aerospace
Deployable Emergency Shutoff Device Blocks High-Velocity Fluid Flows

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has developed a device and method for blocking the flow of fluid from an open pipe. The device plugs, controls, and meters the flow of gases and liquids. Anchored with friction fittings, spikes, or explosively activated fasteners, the device...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

When choosing a gas spring for a particular application, it’s imperative to have a basic understanding of the workings and terminology used when specifying gas springs. This article offers...

Briefs: Materials

A metal-organic framework (MOF) material was developed that exhibits a selective, fully reversible, and repeatable capability to remove nitrogen dioxide gas from the atmosphere in ambient...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Many applications in science and industry require an apparatus that creates a controlled amount of a fluid introduced into another fluid. For instance, some material corrosion testing applications...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Measurement Technique for Continuous-Wave, Modulated, and Pulsed Monochromatic Radiation

In many applications, such as remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases, monochromatic radiation with multiple discrete wavelengths is required. To date, there no instrument or technique that measures the wavelength jitters and fluctuations in real time.