The most sensitive detector of explosives in the world was established in Siberia


03/04/2012

Scientists of the SB RAS has been developed in the world of the most sensitive device for the detection of explosives at a remote distance, which helps to detect how terrorists and their accomplices.

According to information from the head of the Laboratory of the Institute of Problems of Chemical and Energetic Technologies SB RAS Anatoly Pavlenko, the weight of the detector is 600 kg, and it is intended primarily for stationary operation in particular at security checkpoints. Nevertheless, if necessary, the device can be partially moved and directed to particular objects of a suspicious nature.

As experts to RIA Novosti, the device is based on a special excimer laser, which was designed at the Institute of High Current Electronics in Tomsk. The action of the laser is the following: it scans the object of study, as well as the surrounding area, identifying the presence of explosive fumes optical components by laser equipment - lidar. The laser beam is in contact with the object is collected and reflected optical equipment, and the resulting spectrum determines the composition of the material from which this reflected beam. As noted Anatoliy Pavlenko, the device is able to easily detect a single molecule of explosive vapor of a million at a distance greater than 40 meters.

"Over the sensitivity of the detector will find accomplices of terrorist acts in cases where they are not held in the arms and explosives were not even in the room where it was stored or was made" - allocated to the agency.

New technology has been patented jointly with the Federal Security Service. This summer experts are going to carry out a series of tests in the detection of different physical conditions.


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