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Glassomer: Processing glass like a polymer

Pure quartz glass is highly transparent and resistant to thermal, physical, and chemical impacts. These are optimum prerequisites for use in optics, data technology or medical engineering. Materials engineers have developed a forming technology to structure quartz glass like a polymer.

Posted: May 17th, 2018

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An electronic rescue dog

Scientists have developed small and extremely sensitive gas sensors for acetone, ammonia, and isoprene - all metabolic products that we emit in low concentrations via our breath or skin. They combined these sensors in a device with two commercial sensors for CO2 and moisture.

Posted: May 16th, 2018

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Tiny shapeshifters

Chemists embark on a project to ultimately produce devices that operate mechanically on direct exposure to light.

Posted: May 16th, 2018

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Flowing cells in a wavy microchannel for effective size-based cell sorting

Researchers have developed a precise microscale manipulation method by rapidly flowing cell suspensions through a specially designed microchannel. This novel microfluidic device enables high-throughput sized-based cell sorting of a large amount of biological samples, which has broad applications in practical biomedical research and pharmaceutical fields.

Posted: May 15th, 2018

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