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'Twist and shine': Development of a new photoluminescent sensor material

19-Apr-2017

Stress sensors are important tools when it comes to evaluating the robustness of a material facing strong mechanical forces. OIST researchers have just published in Advanced Materials an article reporting a new kind of sensor molecules that brightens up when the material they are incorporated ...

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Fabrication of active-matrix 3-D pressure sensors

07-Apr-2017

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has created a three-dimensional, tactile sensor that could detect wide pressure ranges from human body weight to a finger touch. This new sensor with transparent features is capable of generating an electrical signal based on the sensed touch actions, also, ...

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New type of sensor material developed

29-Mar-2017

Hokkaido University scientists have succeeded in developing a nickel complex that changes color and magnetism when exposed to methanol vapor. The new material can potentially be used not only as a chemical sensor, but also with future rewritable memory devices. The phenomenon of color changes in ...

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Surprising twist in confined liquid crystals

A simple route to developing new sensors

28-Mar-2017

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have found a material used for decades to color food items ranging from corn chips to ice creams could potentially have uses far beyond food dyes. In a study the researchers described how a class of water soluble liquid crystals, called lyotropic ...

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Optical fingerprint can reveal pollutants in the air

New method of detecting molecules with sensors based on ultra-thin nanomaterials

17-Mar-2017

More efficient sensors are needed to be able to detect environmental pollution. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have proposed a new, sophisticated method of detecting molecules with sensors based on ultra-thin nanomaterials. The novel method could improve environmental sensing in ...

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New optical nanosensor improves brain mapping accuracy, opens way for more applications

03-Mar-2017

A new optical nanosensor enabling more accurate measurement and spatiotemporal mapping of the brain also shows the way forward for design of future multimodal sensors and a broader range of applications, say researchers. Neuronal activity results in the release of ionized potassium into ...

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Triboelectric nanogenerators boost mass spectrometry performance

01-Mar-2017

Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) convert mechanical energy harvested from the environment to electricity for powering small devices such as sensors or for recharging consumer electronics. Now, researchers have harnessed these devices to improve the charging of molecules in a way that ...

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Improving DNA-Detecting Transistors

Graphene-based transistors could soon help diagnose genetic diseases

28-Feb-2017

Researchers in India and Japan have developed an improved method for using graphene-based transistors to detect disease-causing genes.Graphene field-effect transistors (GFETs) can detect harmful genes through DNA hybridization, which occurs when a 'probe DNA' combines, or hybridizes, with its ...

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CTO Dr. Attila Bilgic new member of the KROHNE Group Management

28-Feb-2017

Effective January 1st, 2017, the Advisory Board of the KROHNE Group has appointed Dr.-Ing. Attila Bilgic Managing Director of Ludwig KROHNE GmbH & Co KG. He assumes global responsibility for research and development and extends the managing board of the KROHNE Group alongside Michael ...

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Microhotplates for a smart gas sensor

24-Feb-2017

Gas sensors used for leakage alerts and air quality monitoring are essential in our daily lives. Towards a ubiquitous society, smart gas sensors, which perform signal processing and communication besides sensing, have attracted much attention. In addition, integrating these functions into a ...

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