2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Agent Reactive Modulated Optical Reflector for Hazardous Agent Detection

A.E. Kovalev, M.G. Bray, T.S. Mayer, D.H. Werner
Pennsylvania State University, US

Keywords:
chemical, sensor, standoff, detection, hazardous

Abstract:
We demonstrate a standoff passive sensor working in the near infrared range. The device uses a platform based on dielectric and metallo-dielectric layers. The sensor demonstrated a significant change in the reflection coefficient if exposed to the HCl vapors. Such sensor can be used as a standoff detector to probe toxic chemical spills or other hazardous gases and vapors to monitor the situation remotely.


Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract