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  • Nanopores could take the salt out of seawater

    Illinois professor Narayana Aluru led a team that found that tiny pores in thin sheets of the material molybdenum disulfide could be very good at removing salt from seawater to yield drinkable water.

    Illinois professor Narayana Aluru led a team that found that tiny pores in thin sheets of the material molybdenum disulfide could be very good at removing salt from seawater to yield drinkable water.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Narayana Aluru, call 217-333-1180; email aluru@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Water desalination with a single-layer MoS2 nanopore” is available online.