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  • Nanoparticles Used To Create Thermal ‘Barcodes’
    By on June 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes ‘Researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Massachusetts, have developed nanoparticles with distinct melting points, which they suggest be used as forensic “barcodes” to identify the origins and integrity of things such as explosives and currency [PDF]. To demonstrate the technique, the researchers used the explosive, TNT, as a test case. Commenting on the viability of the approach, researcher Dr Ming (more…)