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Media Tip: Pivotal discovery in sensor technology to combat water contamination and more

In a world grappling with a severe water crisis, contamination is a looming threat to public health. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and partners have engineered a breakthrough solution. Their new screening method could eliminate faulty electronic sensors for measuring numerous toxins in water, such as bacteria, heavy metals, pesticides and coronaviruses.

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Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology by conducting leading-edge basic and applied research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, visit https://​ener​gy​.gov/​s​c​ience.