Explosive Polymer Interactions
R1-C2

Characterization includes a variety of activities

  • Properties of explosives relative to other materials
  • Interaction of explosives with other media, specifically polymers
  • Surfaces with “switchable” properties for swabbing or concentration

Relevance

  • Determination of impacts from interaction of explosives with polymers
    • Safety – gloves, storage containers must be compatible
    • Collection – ultimate goal is a swab with “switchable” properties
      • For “switchability”, contact may not be required, but “on”-attractive to explosives, and “off”—pushing explosive into detector is required
    • Concentration – for “vapor” detectors the same “switchable” property would be involved
Project Leader
  • Jim Smith
    Professor
    URI
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Faculty and Staff Currently Involved in Project
  • Jim Smith
    Professor
    URI
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  • Sze Yang
    Professor
    URI
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  • Gerald Kagan
    Post-Doc
    URI
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Students Currently Involved in Project
  • Jon Canino
    URI
  • Kaushal Purohit
    URI
  • Guang Zhang
    URI
  • Jie Mei
    URI
  • Rebecca Levine
    URI
  • Michelle Gonsalves
    URI