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Title: Wireless sensor for detecting explosive material

Abstract

Disclosed is a sensor for detecting explosive devices. The sensor includes a ferromagnetic metal and a molecular recognition reagent coupled to the ferromagnetic metal. The molecular recognition reagent is operable to expand upon absorption of vapor from an explosive material such that the molecular recognition reagent changes a tensile stress upon the ferromagnetic metal. The explosive device is detected based on changes in the magnetic switching characteristics of the ferromagnetic metal caused by the tensile stress.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1162115
Patent Number(s):
8,871,523
Application Number:
13/832,873
Assignee:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Reston, VA) Y-12
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Lamberti, Vincent E, Howell, Jr., Layton N, Mee, David K, and Sepaniak, Michael J. Wireless sensor for detecting explosive material. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Lamberti, Vincent E, Howell, Jr., Layton N, Mee, David K, & Sepaniak, Michael J. Wireless sensor for detecting explosive material. United States.
Lamberti, Vincent E, Howell, Jr., Layton N, Mee, David K, and Sepaniak, Michael J. Tue . "Wireless sensor for detecting explosive material". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1162115.
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year = {Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
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