explosives

Black Silicon Can Help Detect Explosives

by Far Eastern Federal University

New device is able to detect trace amounts of nitroaromatic compounds and can be applied to identify the majority of explosives or highly toxic pollutants for medical and forensic evaluations

Sniffing Like a Dog Can Improve Trace Detection of Explosives

by National Institute of Standards and Technology

By mimicking how dogs get their whiffs, researchers have demonstrated that “active sniffing” can improve by more than 10 times the performance of current technologies that rely on continuous suction to detect trace amounts of explosives and other contraband