Xsense: using nanotechnology to combine detection methods for high sensitivity handheld explosives detectors

Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference article – Annual report year: 2010

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In an effort to produce a handheld explosives sensor the Xsense project has been initiated at the Technical University of Denmark in collaboration with a number of partners. Using micro- and nano technological approaches it will be attempted to integrate four detection principles into a single device. At the end of the project, the consortium aims at having delivered a sensor platform consisting of four independent detector principles capable of detecting concentrations of TNT at sub parts-per-billion (ppb) concentrations and with a false positive rate less than 1 parts-per-thousand. The specificity, sensitivity and reliability are ensured by the use of clever data processing , surface functionalisation and nanostructured sensors and sensor surfaces.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages (from-to)76641H
StatePublished - 2010
EventDetection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XV - USA, Orlando, FL


ConferenceDetection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XV
CityUSA, Orlando, FL
Period01/01/2010 → …
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 0


  • TNT, Cantilever based sensor, Data fusion, DNT, Calorimetry, Colorimetry, Surface enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopy, Explosives detection
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