22 September 2003 Magnetic-resonance-based system for chemical agent screening
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Quantum Magnetics is developing a system based on magnetic resonance (MR), combined with a proprietary technology, to screen for chemical agents in nonmetallic containers, without the need to open the container. It derives from the successful design and testing of a similar system for detecting liquid explosives. Preliminary measurements indicate that the system promises to quickly screen for many chemical agents and to offer an unambiguous hazard/safe result. The system will be designed to be portable and easy to operate, to need minimal human interpretation, and to be ideal for operation at checkpoints, government building, airports, and the like.
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Sankaran Kumar, Erik E. Magnuson, David E. Newman, Pablo J. Prado, Jess Lawton, "Magnetic-resonance-based system for chemical agent screening", Proc. SPIE 5071, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement II, (22 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487352; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.487352
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