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Super Sensitive Gas Detector Goes Down The Nanotubes

ScienceDaily (Jan. 15, 2009) -When cells are under stress, they blow off steam by releasing minute amounts of nitrogen oxides and other toxic gases. In a recent paper, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) described a new method for creating gas detectors so sensitive that some day they may be able to register these tiny emissions from a single cell, providing a new way to determine if drugs or nanoparticles harm cells or to study how cells communicate with one another.

           NIST researchers have developed a new technique to form nanotubes for use in gas sensing applications.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090113174548.htm

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