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Xsense: using nanotechnology to combine detection methods for high sensitivity handheld explosives detectors
Author(s): Michael Stenbæk Schmidt; Natalie Kostesha; Filippo Bosco; Jesper Kenneth Olsen; Carsten Johnsen; Kent A. Nielsen; Jan Oskar Jeppesen; Tommy Sonne Alstrøm; Jan Larsen; Mogens Havsteen Jakobsen; Thomas Thundat; Anja Boisen
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Paper Abstract

In an effort to produce a handheld explosives sensor the Xsense project has been initiated at the Technical University of Denmark in collaboration with a number of partners. Using micro- and nano technological approaches it will be attempted to integrate four detection principles into a single device. At the end of the project, the consortium aims at having delivered a sensor platform consisting of four independent detector principles capable of detecting concentrations of TNT at sub parts-per-billion (ppb) concentrations and with a false positive rate less than 1 parts-per-thousand. The specificity, sensitivity and reliability are ensured by the use of clever data processing , surface functionalisation and nanostructured sensors and sensor surfaces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7664, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XV, 76641H (29 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850219
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Stenbæk Schmidt, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Natalie Kostesha, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Filippo Bosco, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Jesper Kenneth Olsen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Carsten Johnsen, Univ. of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
Kent A. Nielsen, Univ. of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
Jan Oskar Jeppesen, Univ. of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
Tommy Sonne Alstrøm, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Jan Larsen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Mogens Havsteen Jakobsen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Thomas Thundat, Oak Ridge National Lab. (Denmark)
Anja Boisen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7664:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XV
Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway; J. Thomas Broach, Editor(s)

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