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New X-ray Technique Illuminates Reactivity of Environmental Contaminants


September 11, 2009

Matthew Ginder-Vogel and Donald Sparks A chemical reaction can occur in the blink of an eye. Thanks to a new analytical method employed by researchers at the University of Delaware, scientists can now pinpoint, at the millisecond level, what happens as harmful environmental contaminants, such as arsenic, begin to react with soil and water under various conditions. Full Story

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