Gas-detecting threads

August 1st, 2019

Sensing threads prepared with bromothymol blue (top thread), methyl red (middle thread) and MnTPP (bottom thread) are exposed to ammonia at 0 ppm (left panel) 50 ppm (middle panel) and 1000 ppm (right panel). Photo: Rachel Owyeung, Nano Lab, Tufts University. The detection of volatile gases can be critical in public health, workplace safety, military […]

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Graphene-coated fabrics detect dangerous gases

November 3rd, 2015

Scientists from the from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and Konkuk University in the Republic of Korea have developed wearable, graphene-coated fabrics that can detect dangerous gases present in the air, alerting the wearer by turning on an LED light. The researchers coated cotton and polyester yarn with a nanoglue called bovine serum […]

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