Using Silicon Nanowires to Detect Explosives

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August 14, 2013, Duration: 04:27, NRL scientists have developed a technology using silicon to fabricate a sensor that may revolutionize the way trace chemical detection is conducted. Dr. Chris Field describes the sensor, called Silicon Nanowires in a Vertical Array with a Porous Electrode (SiN-VAPOR), a small, portable, lightweight, low power, low overhead sensor that NRL researchers hope can be distributed to warfighters in the field and to security personnel at airports across the globe.

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