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

Michael Stenbæk Schmidt, Natalie Kostesha, Filippo Bosco, Jesper Kenneth Olsen, Carsten Johnsen, Kent A Nielsen, Jan O Jeppesen, Tommy Sonne Alstrøm, Jan Larsen, Mogens Havsteen Jakobsen, Thomas Thundat, Anja Boisen

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    Abstract

    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 SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Volume7664
    Pages (from-to)76641H
    ISSN0277-786X
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventDetection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XV - Orlando, United States
    Duration: 5 Apr 20109 Apr 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceDetection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XV
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityOrlando
    Period05/04/201009/04/2010

    Keywords

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

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