September 2013 Meeting Announcement, Delaware Valley Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group
PLEASE NOTE: We will meet in Mendel 115.
- Topic: "Building 143: Time critical nerve agent identification by DART "
- Speaker: James Laramee, DART
- Date: Monday, September 9, 2013. 6:30 PM
- Time: Social Hour: 6:30 PM.
Talk: 7:30 PM.
Please RSVP to John Masucci JMasucci@its.jnj.com by Thursday September 5.
- Place: Department of Chemistry, Villanova University (Room 115, Mendel Hall)
DART began when the use of Rydberg atoms as a replacement for the radioactive source in chemical agent monitors was conceived by Dr. James A. Laramee in 2001 while working with chemical warfare agents. A working prototype was developed by Drs. Cody and Laramee, which was publicly disclosed on April 14, 2003 in two patent applications as the first ambient mass spectrometric method. Since then a great many ambient ion sources were developed. The DART technique is not only useful, it is fun to use. And it was put to good use to resolve time critical VX nerve agent samples during the demilitarization of the Newport Chemical Depot.
- Bio: Research, Development, Test, & Evaluation (RDT&E) support to the U.S. Government for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) Defense. Areas of expertise include: Chemical reactivity & synthesis of organophosphorus and other military unique compounds; Mechanisms and utilization of organized media; Trace analysis, both qualitative and quantitative, of environmental toxins; Sensor development for real-time toxin detection; Decontamination protection from chemical warfare agents, inventor of a "Touchless, Practically Reagentless Decon"; Discrete mathematics for ganged sensors & coding advantage, graciously attributed as the "Laramee Paradox" by Ft. Meade colleagues.
Please send any comments, corrections, or suggestions to
This page has been accessed
times since 9/15 /96 .
Last Updated 3/18/2013