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22 February 2002 Chemical agent identification by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
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Proceedings Volume 4577, Vibrational Spectroscopy-based Sensor Systems; (2002)
Event: Environmental and Industrial Sensing, 2001, Boston, MA, United States
The recent distribution of anthrax through the U.S. postal system and the subsequent infection and death of several postal and national media employees, amplifies the need for methods to rapidly detect, identify, and quantify this and other chemical and biological warfare agents. The U.S. military has also identified water supplies as a likely method of warfare agent deployment and is funding the development of a Joint Service Agent Water Monitor. In an effort to aid military personnel and the public at large, we are developing a portable analyzer capable of identifying and quantifying chemical agents rapidly, either 'on-demand' or continuously.
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Stuart Farquharson, Paul Maksymiuk, Kate Ong, and Steven D. Christesen "Chemical agent identification by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy", Proc. SPIE 4577, Vibrational Spectroscopy-based Sensor Systems, (22 February 2002);

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