Nitroaromatic explosives are the most common explosives, and their detection is important to public security, human health, and environmental protection. In particular, the detection of solid explosives through directly revealing the presence of their vapors in air would be desirable for compact and portable devices. In this study, amino-functionalized carbon nanotubes were used to produce resistive sensors to detect nitroaromatic explosives by interaction with their vapors. Devices formed by carbon nanotube networks working at room temperature revealed trinitrotoluene, one of the most common nitroaromatic explosives, and di-nitrotoluene-saturated vapors, with reaction and recovery times of a few and tens of seconds, respectively. This type of resistive device is particularly simple and may be easily combined with low-power electronics for preparing portable devices.

Detection of Nitroaromatic Explosives in Air by Amino-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes / Ferrari, C.; Attolini, G.; Bosi, M.; Frigeri, C.; Frigeri, P.; Gombia, E.; Lazzarini, L.; Rossi, F.; Seravalli, L.; Trevisi, G.; Lolli, R.; Aversa, L.; Verucchi, R.; Musayeva, N.; Alizade, M.; Quluzade, S.; Orujov, T.; Sansone, F.; Baldini, L.; Rispoli, F.. - In: NANOMATERIALS. - ISSN 2079-4991. - 12:8(2022), p. 1278. [10.3390/nano12081278]

Detection of Nitroaromatic Explosives in Air by Amino-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes

Attolini G.;Sansone F.;Baldini L.;Rispoli F.
2022

Abstract

Nitroaromatic explosives are the most common explosives, and their detection is important to public security, human health, and environmental protection. In particular, the detection of solid explosives through directly revealing the presence of their vapors in air would be desirable for compact and portable devices. In this study, amino-functionalized carbon nanotubes were used to produce resistive sensors to detect nitroaromatic explosives by interaction with their vapors. Devices formed by carbon nanotube networks working at room temperature revealed trinitrotoluene, one of the most common nitroaromatic explosives, and di-nitrotoluene-saturated vapors, with reaction and recovery times of a few and tens of seconds, respectively. This type of resistive device is particularly simple and may be easily combined with low-power electronics for preparing portable devices.
Detection of Nitroaromatic Explosives in Air by Amino-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes / Ferrari, C.; Attolini, G.; Bosi, M.; Frigeri, C.; Frigeri, P.; Gombia, E.; Lazzarini, L.; Rossi, F.; Seravalli, L.; Trevisi, G.; Lolli, R.; Aversa, L.; Verucchi, R.; Musayeva, N.; Alizade, M.; Quluzade, S.; Orujov, T.; Sansone, F.; Baldini, L.; Rispoli, F.. - In: NANOMATERIALS. - ISSN 2079-4991. - 12:8(2022), p. 1278. [10.3390/nano12081278]
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