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Danish scientists have invented a revolutionary crystalline material that can absorb and store oxygen in high concentrations.
Imagine if you could get rid of the bulky scuba tank while taking a dive. Now, imagine practically any task to which the storage and timely release of oxygen is absolutely essential. And you have the new crystal developed at the University of Southern Denmark
A few microscopic grains are enough for one gulp of air
we can use it to bind, store and transport oxygen
It is also interesting that the material can absorb and release oxygen many times without losing the ability. It is like dipping a sponge in water, squeezing the water out of it and repeating the process
We are now wondering if light can also be used as a trigger for the material to release oxygen – this has prospects in the growing field of artificial photosynthesis
To release the stored oxygen, all that is needed is to heat up the material, or pressure it.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: trollz
I wonder if this would have any use in fire suppression technology?
Sounds like a gas at any rate!