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By Ashok Vaseashta (auth.), Ashok Vaseashta, Surik Khudaverdyan (eds.)

This publication effects from a NATO complicated learn Workshop titled “Technological recommendations in CBRNE Sensing and Detection for defense, safeguard, and Sustainability” held in Yerevan, Armenia in 2012. the target was once to debate and alternate perspectives as to how fusion of complex applied sciences can result in superior sensors/detectors in aid of security, protection, and situational wisdom. The chapters diversity from coverage and implementation, complicated sensor structures utilizing stand-off (THz and optical) and point-contact tools for detection of chemical, nuclear, organic, nuclear and explosive brokers and contaminants in water, to synthesis tools for numerous fabrics used for sensors. In view of uneven, kinetic, and allotted nature of probability vectors, an emphasis is put to envision new iteration of sensors/detectors that make the most of an ecosystems of innovation and complex sciences convergence in aid of powerful counter-measures opposed to CBRNE threats. The ebook may be of substantial curiosity and price to these already pursuing or contemplating careers within the box of nanostructured fabrics, and sensing/detection of CBRNE brokers and water-borne contaminants. For coverage implementation and compliance point of view, the ebook serves as a source of a number of informative contributions. regularly, it serves as a priceless resource of knowledge for these attracted to how nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are advancing the sphere of sensing and detection utilizing nexus of complicated applied sciences for scientists, technologists, coverage makers, and infantrymen and commanders.

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During WWII no use of chemical or biological warfare agents was recorded. At the final part of the war, the dramatic events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked the beginning of the ever-increasing threat escalation for a possible nuclear holocaust that reached a maximum in the Cold War period, during which both USA and Soviet Union collected huge stockpiles of CBRN weapons. In 1989, the sudden change in global equilibria caused a partial diminution of the perceived threat. In fact, most of conflicts in the 1990s had a regional nature (Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Middle East) and were carried out at local (non-global) scale with conventional weapons and with a remote risk of a diffuse use of mass destruction weapons.

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In 1989, the sudden change in global equilibria caused a partial diminution of the perceived threat. In fact, most of conflicts in the 1990s had a regional nature (Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Middle East) and were carried out at local (non-global) scale with conventional weapons and with a remote risk of a diffuse use of mass destruction weapons. Then, in 2001, the facts of 9/11 and the following wave of terrorist attacks in several countries led to an abrupt increase of the threat perception. The risk of use of CBRN weapons is therefore in these times back again, for terrorist purposes, rather than for explicit warfare aims.

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