Accession Number:

ADA179002

Title:

A Protein Coated Piezoelectric Crystal Detector

Descriptive Note:

Contractor rept. Oct 1985-Mar 1986

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSAL SENSORS METAIRIE LA

Report Date:

1987-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

A research study was to be conducted to develop a piezoelectric crystal monitor for chemical agents using immobilized enzymes cholinesterases and an organophosphorus antibody as coatings. A monitor was to be designed that is small, simple to use, of low cost, and based on analytical methodology of suitable accuracy and sensitivity. The initial evaluation in Phase 1 was to performed using an organophosphorus chemical warfare simulant diisopropyl methyl phosphonate to ascertain the feasibility of the concept for military applications. The monitors were to be evaluated as to sensitivity, selectivity, response time, linear range, reproducibility, and lifetime. Keywords include Protein coatings Crystals, Organophosphorus compounds, Piezoelectric quartz Enzymes and Antibody.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE