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Coating For Nanotubes Helps Shrink Mass Spectrometers
2014-03-28 11:52:02

By Elizabeth K. Gardner, Purdue University Nanotechnology is advancing tools likened to Star Trek's "tricorder" that perform on-the-spot chemical analysis for a range of applications including medical testing, explosives detection and food safety. Researchers found that when paper used to collect a sample was coated with carbon nanotubes, the voltage required was 1,000 times reduced, the signal was sharpened and the equipment was able to capture far more delicate molecules. A team...

World's Smallest Reaction Chamber Created
2012-12-07 15:18:08

IM Publications LLP Scientists from New Zealand, Austria and the UK have created the world's smallest reaction chamber, with a mixing volume that can be measured in femtoliters (million billionths of a liter). Using this minuscule reaction chamber, lead researcher Peter Derrick, professor of chemical physics and physical chemistry and head of the Institute of Fundamental Sciences at Massey University in New Zealand, plans to study the kind of speedy, nanoscale biochemical reactions that...

2008-12-08 16:48:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Prosolia, Inc. introduces a new advanced Omni Spray Ion Source model based on the Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) technology. The Omni Spray 2-D Ion Source has an automated surface platform which enables rapid sampling and surface imaging. The platform can handle samples up to 76 mm by 114 mm, which is the size of a standard 96 well micro-titer plate. The Omni Spray 2-D Ion Source achieves a step resolution down to 50 microns and has an...


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