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By Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions

 

By Andy Choi

The scientists at the American Chemical Society (ACS) have come up with a nanomaterial that can be sprayed on surfaces to detect and simultaneously neutralize explosives. This new material was unveiled at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the ACS.

By NIC HALVERSON

 

A new spray-on material that detects and neutralizes explosives commonly used by terrorists could lift government restrictions on liquids carried aboard airliners.

The material is an ink-like substance made of tiny metallic oxide nanoparticles that changes color, from dark blue to pale yellow or clear, in the presence of peroxide-based explosives.

These explosives were used by terrorists in the 2005 London subway bombing and by the thwarted "shoe bomber" who attempted to detonate this substance aboard an airplane in 2001.

By Cameron Chai

A research team at the Oklahoma State University has developed and tested a spray-on material that can identify and make explosives that are carried on aircraft harmless.

The detector and neutralizer that resemble ink were recently unveiled at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), held in Anaheim.

By NIC HALVERSON

 

A new spray-on material that detects and neutralizes explosives commonly used by terrorists could lift government restrictions on liquids carried aboard airliners.

The material is an ink-like substance made of tiny metallic oxide nanoparticles that changes color, from dark blue to pale yellow or clear, in the presence of peroxide-based explosives. These explosives were used by terrorists in the 2005 London subway bombing and by the thwarted "shoe bomber" who attempted to detonate this substance aboard an airplane in 2001.

By The Engineer staff

 

A US chemist at Oklahoma State University has developed a spray-on material that detects explosives made from peroxides and renders them harmless.

The material is a type of ink that contains nanoparticles of a compound of molybdenum. The ink changes colour, from dark blue to pale yellow or clear, in the presence of explosives.

By KIT EATON

 

nanotech

 

breakthrough nanotech material has two properties that will appeal to forces facing IED bombers as well as airport security types: It rapidly changes color if exposed to peroxide-based explosives (like the shoe bomber had) and can actually neutralize them too.

By PhysOrg.com

New nanomaterial can detect and neutralize explosivesA test strip changes from blue to colorless in the presence of peroxide-based explosives like those favored by terrorists. Credit: Allen Apblett (PhysOrg.com)

 

 

 

 

By R&D Magazine

 

ExplosivesTest1A test strip changes from blue to colorless in the presence of peroxide-based explosives like those favored by terrorists. Credit: Allen Apblett

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