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A device for reducing emissions in exhaust end pipes to near zero

Scientists at the CSIC have developed a photocatalytical device, which can be implemented in the exhaust end pipes of motor vehicles. It eliminates some of the pollutants contained in the smoke generated by combustion.


Non-toxic antimicrobial zinc oxide microparticles

Scientists at the CSIC have developed zinc oxide microstructures which have a very high antimicrobial activity, compared to the commercial nanoparticles. The particles obtained by the CSIC scientists have low toxicity, as they release low levels of toxic ions and reactive oxygen species. They can be applied for the elimination inhibition of microorganisms growing.


A temperature sensor in a wire

Scientists have developed a temperature sensor based on materials that deform with high temperatures. It is a microwire coated with concentric layers of different materials. Very small, it is a few millimeters larger and has a diameter of 40 micrometers.


Three-dimensional structures of nanowires

Scientists at the Microelectronics Institute of Madrid have developed a new method to obtain 3D structures of nanowires. It is based on the use of  porous templates, which are used as moulds. The applications are diverse in microelectronics, optic devices or energy sectors.


Composites of nanocellulose and fibrous clay with special properties

CSIC scientists have obtained a material which combines nanocellulose and fibrous clays. It can be specifically modified for different applications. Similar to paper, the material can be used to obtain special papers such as bank notes, antimicrobial packages for food products, conductor or magnetic papers.