Advanced Sensors for Safety and Security

  • Ashok Vaseashta
  • Surik Khudaverdyan
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7003-4

Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)

Table of contents (32 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Invited and Key Lectures – Challenges and Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Structured Inorganic Oxide-Based Materials for the Absorption and Destruction of CBRN Agents
      Matteo Guidotti, Massimo C. Ranghieri, Fabio Carniato, Chiara Bisio
      Pages 43-53
    3. The Quirra Syndrome: Matter of Translational Medicine
      A. M. Gatti, S. Montanari, F. Capitani
      Pages 55-64
  3. Policy, Diplomacy, Verification, Compliance, Implementation

  4. Chemical-Biological Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Chemical Sensors Based on Nano-hexagonal Tungsten Oxide: Synthesis and Characterization
      Csaba Balázsi, István Endre Lukács, Katalin Balázsi
      Pages 125-138
    3. Polymer Nanocomposite Films as a Potential Sensor
      A. Grozdanov, A. Tomova, A. Dimitrov
      Pages 151-162
    4. Electron Emission Standed Nanodosimetry and Gas Detection
      Yu. Dekhtyar, D. Krumpane, K. Perovicha, R. Reisfeld, M. Romanova, T. Saraidarov et al.
      Pages 173-180
  5. Optical Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Photoelectric Properties of Selectively Sensitive Sensors for the Detection of Hazardous Materials
      Surik Khudaverdyan, A. Avetsiyan, D. Khudaverdyan, Ashok Vaseashta
      Pages 183-191

About these proceedings


This book results from a NATO Advanced Research Workshop titled “Technological Innovations in CBRNE Sensing and Detection for Safety, Security, and Sustainability” held in Yerevan, Armenia in 2012. The objective was to discuss and exchange views as to how fusion of advanced technologies can lead to improved sensors/detectors in support of defense, security, and situational awareness. The chapters range from policy and implementation, advanced sensor platforms using stand-off (THz and optical) and point-contact methods for detection of chemical, nuclear, biological, nuclear and explosive agents and contaminants in water, to synthesis methods for several materials used for sensors.  In view of asymmetric, kinetic, and distributed nature of threat vectors, an emphasis is placed to examine new generation of sensors/detectors that utilize an ecosystems of innovation and advanced sciences convergence in support of effective counter-measures against  CBRNE threats. The book will be of considerable interest and value to those already pursuing or considering careers in the field of nanostructured materials, and sensing/detection of CBRNE agents and water-borne contaminants. For policy implementation and compliance standpoint, the book serves as a resource of several informative contributions. In general, it serves as a valuable source of information for those interested in how nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are advancing the field of sensing and detection using nexus of advanced technologies for scientists, technologists, policy makers, and soldiers and commanders.


CBRNE convergence counter-measures ecosystem of innovations emerging security challenges nanotechnology technology nexus

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashok Vaseashta
    • 1
  • Surik Khudaverdyan
    • 2
  1. 1.NUARINorwich University Applied Research InstitutesHerndonUSA
  2. 2.State Engineering University of ArmeniaYerevanArmenia

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7002-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7003-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6500
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6535