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31 May 2018 Fiber-based chemical sensing and sensing platforms with colorimetric dyes
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Chemical warfare agents (CWAs) such as nerve and blister agents are expected to pose continuing and growing dangers for the Warfighter in the future. We investigate a novel chemical detection modality, based on a new platform for colorimetric detection of chemical threats incorporated in hollow fibers, which are miniature in two dimensions and extendable (“extrudable”) in the third dimension (along the fiber length). By exploring fibers, and films that can be scaled to a fiber geometry, we will enable a new fiber-based chemical threat detector that can serve in textiles worn by the Warfighter (e.g., uniform), as well as in non-worn textiles and an outlying fence or perimeter for early detection of a threat cloud near an expeditionary shelter, outpost, encampment, or base.
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Richard P. Kingsborough, Stephen Giardini, Do-Joong Lee, Jin Ho Kim, Keegan Quigley, Alexander Stolyarov, Lauren Cantley, Shane Tysk, Conor Hennessy, Mordechai Rothschild, Rachel Odessey, Jimmy Xu, and Richard M. Osgood III "Fiber-based chemical sensing and sensing platforms with colorimetric dyes", Proc. SPIE 10629, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XIX, 106291E (31 May 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2304766
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