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MIT engineers use a photonics chip to measure lead levels in drinking water

The testing setup for the photonic chip sensor included a microfluidic chamber to transport analyte solutions and optical fibres

The testing setup for the photonic chip sensor included a microfluidic chamber to transport analyte solutions and optical fibres. Image courtesy of the research team

Study finds that a compact device developed by engineers at MIT could be an inexpensive way to detect levels of lead in drinking water.

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