NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Electronic Noses & Sensors for the Detection of Explosives

Editors: Gardner, J., Yinon, Jehuda (Eds.)

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This book examines both the potential application of electronic nose technology, and the current state of development of chemical sensors for the detection of vapours from explosives, such as those used in landmines. The two fields have developed, somewhat in parallel, over the past decade and so one of the purposes of this workshop, on which the book is based, was to bring together scientists from the two fields in order to challenge the two communities and, mutually, stimulate both fields.

It begins with a review of the basic principles of an electronic nose and explores possible ways in which the detection limit of conventional electronic nose technology can be reduced to the level required for the trace levels observed for many explosive materials. Next are reviews of the use of several different types of solid-state chemical sensors: polymer-based sensors, i.e. chemiluminescent, fluorescent and optical, to detect explosive materials; metal oxide semiconducting resistive sensors; and then electrochemical sensors. Next, different pattern recognition techniques are presented to enhance the performance of chemical sensors. Then biological systems are considered as a possible blue-print for chemical sensing. The biology can be employed either to understand the way insects locate odorant sources, or to understand the signal processing neural pathways. Next is a discussion of some of the new types of electronic noses; namely, a fast GC column with a SAW detector and a micromechanical sensor. Finally, the important issues of sampling technologies and the design of the microfluidic systems are considered. In particular, the use of pre-concentrators and solid phase micro extractors to boost the vapour concentration before it is introduced to the chemical sensor or electronic nose.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Review of Conventional Electronic Noses and Their Possible Application to the Detection of Explosives

    Pages 1-28

    Gardner, Julian William

  • Polymer Electronics for Explosives Detection

    Pages 29-37

    Swager, Timothy M.

  • Luminescent Inorganic Polymer Sensors for Vapour Phase and Aqueous Detection of TNT

    Pages 39-52

    Trogler, William C.

  • Amplifying Fluorescent Polymer Arrays for Chemical Detection of Explosives

    Pages 53-69

    Cumming, Colin (et al.)

  • Fast Detection of Explosives Vapours and Particles by Chemiluminescence Technique

    Pages 71-80

    Nguyen, Dao Hinh (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electronic Noses & Sensors for the Detection of Explosives
Editors
  • J. Gardner
  • Jehuda Yinon
Series Title
NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Series Volume
159
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2319-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-2319-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2317-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2318-7
Series ISSN
1568-2609
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 308
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