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Killer Pulses Help Characterize Special Surfaces
July 29, 2008
Detecting deadly fumes in subways, toxic gases in chemical spills and hidden explosives in baggage is becoming easier and more efficient with a measurement technique called surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Researchers at the University of Illinois, led by chemistry professor Dana Dlott, have devised a method to evaluate substrate surfaces by using a series of killer laser pulses.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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