The development of DPIS and associated dopant chemistry for use in standalone IMS systems

Scintrex Trace Corp. is a company that designs and manufactures systems that detect trace amounts of explosives, narcotics, and other chemicals. Due to the economic and regulatory challenges facing their current systems, they want to develop a new system that can better detect these chemicals without the regulatory and economic burdens. Scintrex is partnering with Professor Jeffrey Smith at Carleton University, and expert in the field of chemical spectroscopy, to develop a new trace detection system. They will use a new, non-radioactive ion source in this new system and will develop the appropriate chemistry required for the optimal use of this system. This will allow Scintrex to produce a new product for security and law enforcement agencies to detect a variety of different chemicals.

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Peter Jackson Pallister
Faculty Supervisor: 
Jeffrey Smith
Project Year: 
2015
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Ontario
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