Accession Number:

ADA515494

Title:

Current Flow Through Two Dimensional Arrays of Metal Nanoparticles as a Novel Sensor Platform

Descriptive Note:

Technical memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SUFFIELD (ALBERTA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Exposure of nanoparticles of Ag to 2-CEES 2-chloroethyl ethylsulfide, a simulant of the sulfur mustard warfare agent was found to cause a significant change in the film conduction characteristics that could be used as a sensitive method of detection. Ag nanoparticles deposited onto highly-ordered pyrolitic graphite, glass, and polyethylene substrates were found to form such films. Uptake of 2-CEES was irreversible and cumulative. The sensitivity and cumulative nature make the nanoparticle films most appealing as personal exposure indicators.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE