Nanotechnology to Aid Chemical and Biological Defense by Terri A. CamesanoNanotechnology to Aid Chemical and Biological Defense by Terri A. Camesano

Nanotechnology to Aid Chemical and Biological Defense

byTerri A. Camesano

Paperback | October 20, 2015

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This book presents research into chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense and environmental security, exploring practical implications of the research. Contributions from a diverse group of international civilian researchers present the latest work on nanotechnology problems in this area, looking at detection, protective technologies, decontamination and threats to environmental security due to bacteriophages and nanomaterials.

Highlights include the potential of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to characterize the nanoscale properties of microbial pathogens, the development of bacteriophage-based therapeutics, prophylactic and diagnostic preparations and their uses in different fields, such as medicine, veterinary, agriculture, food and water safety, amongst others.

Readers may also consider an inexpensive bioassay suited for assessing chemical poisoning in the environment such as the presence of pesticides, sensors to detect ultra-trace quantities of the explosive Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) using nanotubes and electrochemical sensors to simultaneously detect and reduce the explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT) to 2,4,6-triaminotoluene (TAT) in solution.

This book shows how cooperative research among NATO countries and NATO partners can make a critical contribution to meeting the opportunities and challenges of nanotechnology problems relevant to chemical and biological defense needs. The papers presented here are representative of contributions made to the Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on September 22-26, 2014 in Antalya, Turkey, to address the NATO SPS Key Priority of Defense against CBRN Agents and Environmental Security.

Title:Nanotechnology to Aid Chemical and Biological DefenseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:221 pagesPublished:October 20, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401772444

ISBN - 13:9789401772440

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Atomic Force Microscopy tools to characterize the physicochemical and mechanical properties of pathogens; S. El-Kirat-Chatel, A. Beaussart.- Bacteriophage-based Products and Techniques for Identification of Biological Pathogens; N. Chanishvili.- Xanthomonas vesicatoria specific virus and its potential to prevent tomato bacterial spot disease; T. Sadunishvili et al.- Isolation of recombinant antibodies that recognize native and accessible membrane biomarkers; A. de Marco.- Effect of concentration on the interactions of gold nanoparticles with model cell membranes: A QCM-D study; E. Kamaloo et al.- Application of Cost-Effective Biological Tools for assessing of Chemical Poisoning; O. Malev et al.- Nanoparticles and Marine Environment: An Overview; I. CigleneÄki, V. SvetliÄiÄ.- Developing Sensors based on TiO2Nanotubes to Detect Explosives; M.Boehme, W. Ensinger.- O-doped carbon nitride (O-g-C3N) with high oxygen content (11.1 mass%) synthesized by pyrolysis of pyridine; G. Kharlamova et al.- Electrochemical detection of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene at colloidal gold nanoparticle film assemblies; C.P. Gulka et al.- Nanoindentation investigations of (As2Se3)1-x: Snxand (As4S3Se3)1-x: Snxglasses; D. V. Harea et al.- Screening of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks for Preconcentration of Hazardous Chemicals; I. Inanc, O. Yazaydin.- Hyperspectral Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Raman Microscopy for Label-free Super-Resolution Imaging using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy; A. D'na.- Radiological Risk Assessment in Kyrghyzstan; A. Tynybekov.