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New Ethylene Sensor to Prevent Spoilage of Fruits and Vegetables

Publicado em 19 março 2020
Flowers and fruits emit a colorless and sweet-smelling gas, known as ethylene, as they bloom and ripen. To test the new sensor’s capabilities, the researchers deposited the carbon nanotubes and other sensor components onto a glass slide. They then used it to monitor ethylene production in two types of flowers—red carnations and purple lisianthus. Image Credit: Stock imagery edited by MIT News. Chemists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a miniature [...]