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Chemical agent identification by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
Author(s): Stuart Farquharson; Paul Maksymiuk; Kate Ong; Steven D. Christesen
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Paper Abstract

The recent distribution of anthrax through the U.S. postal system and the subsequent infection and death of several postal and national media employees, amplifies the need for methods to rapidly detect, identify, and quantify this and other chemical and biological warfare agents. The U.S. military has also identified water supplies as a likely method of warfare agent deployment and is funding the development of a Joint Service Agent Water Monitor. In an effort to aid military personnel and the public at large, we are developing a portable analyzer capable of identifying and quantifying chemical agents rapidly, either 'on-demand' or continuously.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4577, Vibrational Spectroscopy-based Sensor Systems, (22 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455734
Show Author Affiliations
Stuart Farquharson, Real-Time Analyzers (United States)
Paul Maksymiuk, Real-Time Analyzers (United States)
Kate Ong, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)
Steven D. Christesen, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4577:
Vibrational Spectroscopy-based Sensor Systems
Steven D. Christesen; Arthur J. Sedlacek, Editor(s)

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