Peter Adrian

Peter Adrian
Peter Adrian

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Researchers Develop Novel Biosensor for Detecting Glucose in Alcoholic Beverages

Manifesting the unique properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), increasing attention has been paid to the use of single-walled CNTs as a promising electrode material. Therefore, CNT paste electrodes prepared by thoroughly mixing single-walled CNTs and minerals have been seen in a number of instances. Modified with a proper mediator, the resulting electrodes have shown good electrocatalytic activity toward oxidation of reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH).

Real-Time Biosensor for the Detection Of Trace Levels of TNT in Aquatic Environments

Toxic pollutants have always been a source of concern to the health of aquatic bodies. Ranging from the release of chemicals to oil spills, the effect of such events, particularly in terms of their impact on the population of aquatic species, have alerted us of the degree of harm they can have on the overall ecosystems. As a result, the capability to detect the presence of such pollutants has been a key concern for various government and nongovernment organizations.

A Novel Conductive Humidity Sensor

Key characteristics and specifications for evaluating the performance of a humidity sensor are accuracy, repeatability, interchangeability, long-term stability, ability to recover from condensation, resistance to chemical and physical contaminants, size, packaging, and cost efficiency.

Terahertz Radiation Detector Facilitates Greater Understanding of the Cosmos

A minuscule yet ultrasensitive sensor, developed by Merlijn Hajenius for Delft University of Technology's Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, in close cooperation with the SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, could help further our understanding of the cosmos and outer space. Hajenius received a PhD from Delft University of Technology in January 2007 based on this research subject.

Researchers Develop Tiny Self-Powered Hydrogen Sensor

The growing importance of hydrogen, perceived as a potential candidate to address energy requirements, has led a team of more than a dozen University of Florida engineering faculty and graduate students to find a way to detect hydrogen leaks and sound an alarm via wireless communication using a tiny, inexpensive sensing device.

IMS Develops Strain Gage-Based OWS

Canada-based Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS) has developed a hermetic weight and pressure sensor, which is well suited as a load cell for vehicle occupant weight sensing (OWS).