Laser Detector Can Pick Smallest Traces of Even Non-metallic Explosives

July 21, 2014 10:58 AM

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Laser Detector Can Pick Smallest Traces of Even Non-metallic Explosives

Minute concentrations of explosives can now be detected using the Plasmon laser detector developed by UC Berkeley researchers. It can even be used to sniff out a hard-to-detect explosive, popular among terrorists.

The Plasmon sensor can pick airborne molecules of DNT and ammonium nitrate at concentrations below one part per billion. One part per billion compares to a blade of grass on a football field.

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