Tools for risk mitigation
Sandia draws on its expertise in chemical detection to develop concepts and products for finding dangerous chemicals quickly to prevent or mitigate attacks. Several articles provide more details:
- Miniature patented sensors from Sandia could provide an inexpensive means to capture accurate atmospheric data to improve modeling of climate change—a critical national security issue.
- Gas detectors the size of a dollar bill could be used in portable systems to detect chemical weapons or airborne toxins.
- A Sandia sensor expert helps a small company move a suicide bomb detector closer to commercialization.
- Sandia microneedles for rapid medical diagnoses could enable quick identification of a chemical exposure.
- Large supercrystals promise superior sensors that could significantly improve the ability to detect chemicals in explosives.
- New Sandia research could lead to products that detect homemade explosives made with peroxide but ignore harmless peroxide-containing products, such as toothpaste—avoiding time-consuming “false positives” at security checkpoints.