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Title: Ultra-Trace and Vapor Detection of Explosives and Narcotics Finalist for R&D 100 Award

An instrument more sensitive than a canine’s nose identifies explosives and narcotics vapors in real time and at levels previously undetectable than any other sampling technology. The instrument is onmore »e among five PNNL-developed technologies in the running for an R&D 100 Award. Known as VP-IDENT, the tool coupled with a mass spectrometer, is ideal for aviation security, cargo screening, and broader counter-terrorism and national security activities where discovering dangerous substances is of utmost importance. Listen as researcher Robert Ewing explains.« less
Title: Ultra-Trace and Vapor Detection of Explosives and Narcotics Finalist for R&D 100 Award
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Publication Date: 2016-09-07
OSTI Identifier: 1330347
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION ; VAPOR DETECTION ; LOW VAPORS ; COMMERCIAL MASS SPECTROMETER ; IONIZATION ; EXPLOSIVE VAPORS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
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System Entry Date: 2016-11-02