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MXene materials may enable more sensitive gas sensors for medical diagnostics and more—but dog noses are still superior

By April Gocha / February 6, 2018

A group of researchers from Drexel University and KAIST in South Korea has shown that titanium carbide MXene thin films have superior gas sensing ability over existing gas sensor materials, making them particularly suitable for enabling the next generation of medical diagnostic sensor technologies.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 15, 2017

Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets could offer alternative to graphene, supercomputer helps design jets from composite materials that will burn less fuel, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 15, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 25, 2017

Graphene’s sleeping superconductivity awakens, discovery could lead to jet engines that run hotter and cleaner, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 25, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 3, 2016

Engineers bake up nanolayered composites, light-modified chalcogenide glass modifies light, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 3, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 8, 2015

Google gets a metallurgist, new understanding of electronic phase separation, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 8, 2015.

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Disease-detecting breathalyzers use gas-sensing electrospun oxide nanofibers

By Eileen De Guire / May 11, 2012

Perena Gouma, a professor at SUNY Stony Brook, uses electrospinning to synthesize ceramic nanowires that can detect disease markers like ammonia and acetone. Credit: Science Nation; NSF. Chances are that you know a Type 1 diabetic who endures several finger pricks every day to monitor blood sugar levels. Maybe you know someone with asthma, or…

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Cadmium oxide nanofibers show better performance in photovoltaic cells

By / January 5, 2010

The Iranian researchers at the Materials and Energy Research Center managed to produce nanofibers from cadmium oxide which look promising for application in gas sensors and photovoltaic cells. The findings were published in the Chemical Engineering Journal. “Given the wide applications of cadmium oxide in gas sensors, photovoltaic cells, and transparent electrodes as well as…

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