TITLE

SERS Sheds Light on WMD Detection

AUTHOR(S)
Page, Douglas
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Fire Chief;May2006, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
20952114

 

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