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1-Ton Device in a Briefcase   [open pdf - 3MB]

"Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometry is known for its ability to rapidly identify chemicals. Because this technique does not compromise the sample, the sample's properties remain intact for additional testing. A typical NMR spectrometer, however, weighs a ton and occupies an entire laboratory. A research team from Livermore's Physical and Life Sciences Directorate has revamped the technology so that it weighs a mere 9 kilograms (20 pounds) and fits inside a briefcase. The new device can be transported into the field for on-the-spot analysis of potential chemical warfare agents or other hazardous chemicals."

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2010-06
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Public Domain
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: https://www.llnl.gov/
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Science & Technology Review (June 2010)
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