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Ultra-sensitive polymer able to detect explosives

By Damir Beciri
23 June 2013

dichtel-polymer-1A team of chemists at the Cornell University developed a polymer that could be used to detect a chemical that’s often the key ingredient in improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The polymer, which could find its use in low-cost, handheld explosive detectors and could be used to replace bomb-sniffing dogs, can be quickly and safely detected… »