SERS Sheds Light on WMD Detection

Page, Douglas
May 2006
Fire Chief;May2006, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p17
Trade Publication
The article reports that surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) technology is being enlisted for identification of bacterial species in water. The technology involves shining a laser beam on a substance, analyzing how the light is scattered, then using a spectrometer to look for molecular lables that indicate biological weapons. A number of laboratories are using Raman scattering for weapons of mass destruction detection purposes.


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