News tagged with humidity

Machine tools receiving a check-up

Influences like temperature variation, drafts, and air humidity can heavily compromise precision. The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU is exposing machines to various climate zones around ...

dateFeb 01, 2018 in Engineering
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Humidity switches molecular diode off and on

An international group of scientists from Leiden, Delft, Bern and Chuo has developed the first switchable molecular diode, which can be turned on and off through humidity. It also functions as a humidity sensor at the nanoscale. ...

dateDec 04, 2017 in Nanophysics
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Systematically studying slippery surfaces

Betaines are materials with both a positively charged functional group and a negatively charged functional group linked by an alkyl chain spacer. This combination of functional groups causes betaines to strongly attract water, ...

dateAug 22, 2017 in Polymers
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MOF keeps humidity in the Goldilocks zone

A novel porous material can soak up excessive humidity in a room only to release it again when the humidity falls. Now KAUST researchers have devised a metal-organic framework (MOF) material that monitors its own properties.

dateAug 07, 2017 in Materials Science
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