New sensor developed by MIT chemical engineers can detect tiny traces of explosives
To create the sensors, chemical engineers led by Michael Strano coated carbon nanotubes – hollow, one-atom-thick cylinders made of pure carbon – with protein fragments normally found in bee venom. This is the first time those proteins have been shown to react to explosives, specifically a class known as nitro-aromatic compounds that includes TNT.
If developed into commercial devices, such sensors would be far more sensitive than existing explosives detectors – commonly used at airports, for example – which use spectrometry to analyze charged particles as they move through the air.
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The following Industries expect to have an increase in projects that may result in additional contract staff* within the time frames below:
Contract Testing Labs
Personal Care Products
Food and Beverage
Flavor and Fragrance
*This insight is based on our comprehensive March 2011 survey of contract staffing buyers. The full report is titled, "Lab Support Index." The above results are from the report and are related to buyers' strategies for managing staffing resources.
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