MSU Professor Invents Bomb-detecting Laser

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EAST LANSING (WILX)-- Michigan State University research has put the possibility of bomb-detecting lasers at security checkpoints within reach.

Marcos Dantus, MSU chemistry professor and founder of BioPhotonic Solutions, has developed a laser that can detect micro traces of explosive chemicals on clothing and luggage.

“Since this method uses a single beam and requires no bulky spectrometers, it is quite practical and could scan many people and their belongings quickly,” Dantus said. “Not only does it detect the explosive material, but it also provides an image of the chemical’s exact location, even if it’s merely a minute trace on a zipper.”

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