New Photoacoustic Technique Detects Multiple Nerve Agents Simultaneously, U.S. Army Research Laboratory Study

Published: Aug 16, 2012

To warn of chemical attacks and help save lives, it's vital to quickly determine if even trace levels of potentially deadly chemicals - such as the nerve gas sarin and other odorless, colorless agents - are present. U.S. Army researchers have developed a new chemical sensor that can simultaneously identify a potentially limitless numbers of agents, in real time. A paper describing the system has been published in the Optical Society's (OSA) journal, Optics Letters.

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