Melbourne - New explosive-detecting technology developed by Australian scientists could soon be deployed at airports.
Developed by a team from the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS), based at the University of Tasmania, GreyScan is the first technology capable of detecting homemade explosive devices.
Michael Breadmore, leader of the team that invented GreyScan, said the technology's ability to detect homemade explosives, such as those used in bombings in London, Bali, Madrid and Boston, was what made it so valuable.
“Cracking the problem around separating and identifying inorganic molecules was the breakthrough we need to create the technologies,” Breadmore said in a media release.
“Now we can detect trace levels of inorganic explosives on people, shoes and other items in a few minutes.”