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Clemson Researchers Designing Chemical Weapons-Testing Chip.

The Greenville (SC) News  (7/31) reports that materials science and engineering researchers at Clemson University are working “on a project that could save the world from chemical warfare,” noting that the technology being developed “will give weapons inspectors a tool to catch violators of chemical weapons treaties, potentially saving millions of lives.” The paper explains that materials science and engineering professor Igor Luzinov “is leading Clemson’s research on the smart film that can detect banned chemicals,” noting that “collaborators from MIT, the University of Central Florida and Physical Sciences Inc. are developing electronic devices that will read the data the chip collects.”

The Orangeburg (SC) Times And Democrat  (8/5) explains that the technology “could help inspectors determine whether nations have violated international treaties by allowing work with chemicals that are used in banned weapons.” The piece explains that “an extremely thin polymer foam is attached to a silicon chip,” and that the foam “would collapse at specific points if it had been exposed to chemicals that could be used in banned weapons.”


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