Using Specific Binding DNA Capture Elements to Direct Pulsed Power Killing of Biological Agents
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB BROOKS CITY-BASE TX
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We have demonstrated that coating bacterial spores with organic semiconductor diazoluminomelanin enhances killing of these spores by pulsed microwave energy in aqueous solutions. Here we present additional data showing that this can be done with dry agent in a pulsed corona plasma reactor. We also show that the reductionoxidation reactions that mediate these effects can be generated on the immediate surface of the target spores by microwave pulses by linking the organic semiconductor specifically to the spore surface with a DNA capture element.
- Weapons Effects (Biological)
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- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics