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Researchers at the University of Manchester have discovered that graphene, the world's thinnest material, is capable of detecting the tiniest amounts of toxic gases, such as carbon monoxide and alcohol vapour. The researchers suggest that the gauzy mesh of carbon atoms could one day be a crucial component in sensors checking …


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  1. Alan Donaly

    how does he know

    "We see no reason why the same cannot be done successfully with graphene. This is only the first step on the route to commercial graphene-based sensors but the road ahead is clear,"

    How many times have we heard this only to find the researcher is dead wrong extrapolating beyond your data, go directly to jail

    ,do not collect two hundred dollars. Other than this a completely

    different and mostly conjectured technology there is no difference,

    idiot even I know better than that.

  2. Gulfie

    An exciting breakthrough

    This could be the beginning of something really big - the ability to strip out particular molecules from the air could mean we are able to develop really effective air-scrubbers. How about a variant that grabs CO2...?

  3. Barry Matthews

    The Association of Registered Gas Installers

    As a member of the Association of Registered Gas Installers we are always interested, with our other partners in the gas industry of any new developements in the detecting and monitoring of CO,CO2 NOX & SOX. We would be interested in any future developements in this material.

    One of the problems we encounter with existing CO detectors is with Hydrogen giving false readings, typically 500ppm concentration Hydrogen will show up as a 200ppm CO reading and Nitrogen Dioxide giving a <10ppm CO reading on a 30ppm concentration NO2.

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