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University of Connecticut

UConn Explosive Detection Flower Pot Test

Caption: University of Connecticut scientists have developed a novel buried explosive detection system using a nanofiberous film and ultraviolet light. Image, top, shows a test application of the sensing film with trace 2,4-DNT explosive buried in a flower pot. Image, bottom, shows the same film under ultraviolet light 30 minutes later with location of buried explosive marked by a dark blot on the fluorescent film.

Credit: Image courtesy of Ying Wang/UConn and Advanced Functional Materials, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

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