Polymer with Intrinsic Microporosity Used as Explosive Vapour Sensors

  • Yue WangEmail author
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The compatibility of LED pumped OSLs makes them a new light source in various potential practical applications. An investigation of organic semiconductors for chemosensing nitro-aromatic compounds that are commonly used in explosives is presented in Chap. 7. A polymer of intrinsic micro-porosity (PIM-1) is of interest as its porous morphology, leading to high surface area, which can potentially enhance the penetration of explosive molecules, hence improving the sensitivity. By monitoring the photoluminescence and DFB laser emission, indication of the presence of 1,4-Dinitrobenzene (DNB) at a low vapour pressure is achieved. A significant enhancement in sensing efficiency and responsivity are established by using a DFB laser geometry. The microporous structures in PIM-1 make it a very promising material for rapid sensing of low-concentration explosives.


Lower Unoccupied Molecular Orbital Amplify Spontaneous Emission Laser Sensor Explosive Detection Explosive Vapour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of St AndrewsScotlandUK

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