Physics Colloquium: Dr. Vladimir Dobrokhotov, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University
Monday, March 5 2012 at 4:00 PM
Location: Ep 209
Title: “Nanotechnology solutions for asymmetric explosive threat prevention”
Abstract: The experience obtained in the fight with terrorist attacks by explosives in the last period proved, that the terrorist tools and operational systems of bomb attacks have developed very quickly. New forms of bomb attacks are more sophisticated, more dangerous, effective countermeasures complicated and in some case not adequate. The broad use of remote control of IED initiation by mobile phones gives to terrorists the choice of exact moment to start the bomb attack and also the possibility to initiate the bomb immediately, in suspicion, that security officers discovered the bomb. Therefore, the detection systems, having reliable detection efficiency in broad range of IEDs used, are a big problem and the effective response to terrorist bomb activities is a permanent important task. The aim of this talk is to demonstrate the most efficient nanotechnology-based methods of IED trace detection.