Passive millimeter-wave spectroscopy developed by scientists working at Argonne National Laboratory is one of the top 100 developments in science and technology for 2006 as judged by R&D Magazine in its annual awards. The developers are Argonne Senior Electrical Engineer Sami Gopalsami, Electrical Engineer Sasan Bakhtiari, Department Manager Paul Raptis, Special Term Appointee Thomas W. Elmer and Senior Technician Ronald N. Lanham. This technology could be key in combating chemical weapons attacks by providing an early warning system that detects and identifies distant gas plumes based on their millimeter-wave emissions. Two additional ANL projects, Access Grid and ultra-high resolution mammography, were also cited in the Top 100.
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