Nanotechnology to Aid Chemical and Biological Defense

  • Terri A. Camesano
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tinatin Sadunishvili, Edisher Kvesitadze, Giorgi Kvesitadze
    Pages 35-47
  3. Olga Malev, Roberta Sauerborn Klobučar, Tatjana Tišler, Damjana Drobne, Polonca Trebše
    Pages 77-93
  4. I. Ciglenečki, V. Svetličić
    Pages 95-111
  5. Mario Boehme, Wolfgang Ensinger
    Pages 113-128
  6. Christopher P. Gulka, Evan A. Gizzie, David E. Cliffel, David W. Wright
    Pages 147-160
  7. D. V. Harea, E. E. Harea, O. V. Iaseniuc, M. S. Iovu
    Pages 161-175
  8. Oleksii Kharlamov, Marina Bondarenko, Ganna Kharlamova, Veniamin Fomenko
    Pages 191-205

About these proceedings


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 trinitro toluene (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.


AFM characterization of microbial pathogens anatase titanium dioxide nanotubes bacteriophage-based therapeutics carbon nitride as chemical sensor detecting PETN with nanotubes detecting ultra-trace quantities using nanotubes nanoscale properties of microbial pathogens synthesis of chalcogenide material threats to environmental security toxidity of nanomaterials

Editors and affiliations

  • Terri A. Camesano
    • 1
  1. 1.Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA

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