A New Generation of Chemical Sensors – Dr Simon Humphrey & Sam Dunning, University of Texas

physical sciences

Dr Simon Humphrey and Sam Dunning at the University of Texas at Austin have created a new lanthanide-based chemical sensor that can identify trace levels of water in many different solvents, and can even distinguish between normal water and ‘heavy water’. The team’s new material could potentially be applied to medical imaging and for cleaning up chemical spills.