Accession Number : ADA332681

Title :   Ultra Sensitivity Sensors High Explosives: New Receptors Amplification Mechanisms, and Device Concepts

Descriptive Note : Quarterly status rept. 27 Jun-26 Sep 97

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Swager, Timothy M.

PDF Url : ADA332681

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The overall project objective of this contract is directed at the development of ultra-sensitive detection schemes for TNT, RDX, and PETN. The principle technologies are based on conducting polymers. The collective transport properties of these materials are used to amplify binding events of analytes. This effort is comprehensive and involves the development and optimization of sensory polymers, specific receptors, and sensory devices.

Descriptors :   *DETECTION, *AMPLIFICATION, *RDX, *TNT, *HIGH EXPLOSIVES, *PETN, OPTIMIZATION, CONDUCTIVITY, POLYMERS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, SENSITIVITY, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE