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Butterfly wings are the inspiration for a light-activated hydrogen sensor device capable of producing ultraprecise results at room temperature. Tests demonstrated the sensor’s ability to detect hydrogen leaks before they develop to a point at which they could pose a safety risk. The sensor additionally performed measurements of minute amounts of the gas on an individual’s breath, giving it the potential to diagnose disorders in the gut. Ph.D. researcher Ebtsam Alenezy holds a prototype of the light-activated hydrogen sensor, which can deliver ultraprecise results at room temperature. Courtesy of RMIT University.
Commercial hydrogen sensors require a temperature of 150 °C or higher to achieve functionality. The…READ MORE