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Argonne Scientists Peer Into Heart of Compound That May Detect Chemical, Biological Weapons


September 26, 2008

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A light-transmitting compound that could one day be used in high-efficiency fiber optics and in sensors to detect biological and chemical weapons at long distances almost went undiscovered by scientists because the compound's structure was too difficult to examine. Full Story

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