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New Way to Make Sensors That Detect Toxic Chemicals


July 8, 2009

News thumbnail, researcher Ohio State University researchers have developed a new method for making extremely pure, very small metal-oxide nanoparticles. They are using this simple, fast and low-temperature process to make materials for gas sensors that detect toxic industrial chemicals and biological warfare agents. Full Story

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