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A Complete Scheme for Creating Predefined Networks of Individual Carbon Nanotubes
Yael Hanein, Ph. D.
Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel
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Fast, portable test promises to help detect flammable liquids in arson
Researchers in Ohio are reporting development of an inexpensive portable test for accurately identifying flammable liquids used in arson the leading cause of fires and the second leading cause of fire deaths in the United States. Their study is scheduled for the current (Sept. 1) issue of ACS Analytical Chemistry, a semi-monthly journal.
Identification of flammable liquids used in arson usually requires time-consuming laboratory tests, Yao Lu and Peter Harrington point out. The new test, called gas chromatography-differential mobility spectrometry (GC-DMS), works fast and is small enough for use in the field, they say.
In laboratory studies, the researchers added seven different flammable liquids to carpet samples and then ignited the samples to simulate an arson event. Analysis of the burned carpet with GC-DMS identified the individual flammable liquids with an accuracy rate of 99 percent. The resu
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