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Date:4/17/2013

to detect explosive devices in advance of an event is ongoing, noted Augustus Way Fountain, the Senior Research Scientist for Chemistry in the Research and Technology Directorate, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, and chair of the CBRNE conference. He also serves as an at-large U.S. representative to the NATO Sensors & Electronics Technology Panel, advising them on CBRNE detection.

"The Holy Grail of bulk or trace explosives detection remains elusive to both military and homeland defense agencies," he said. "There are a number of research and development efforts across agencies working to detect persons or vehicles containing an explosive device before it is detonated; many of these rely on photonics-based technologies."

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