3D printed gas-absorbing MOF-plastic sensors could help fuel hydrogen-powered cars

3D printed gas-absorbing MOF-plastic sensors could help fuel hydrogen-powered cars

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the American University in Washington, DC have found that 3D printed ABS plastic has the potential to integrate substances that can store and detect gases in the environment. The discovery could have applications in combatting greenhouses gases and in advancing hydrogen-powered vehicles. The substance in question is called a metal-organic framework, or MOF for short. MOFs are essentially a type of material that can be adapted to attract and store specific types of gas. Currently, MOFs are used in petroleum refining processes. Recently, however, a team of scientists […]

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