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Enhanced surface sampler and process for collection and release of analytes

United States Patent

February 3, 2015
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An enhanced swipe sampler and method of making are described. The swipe sampler is made of a fabric containing selected glass, metal oxide, and/or oxide-coated glass or metal fibers. Fibers are modified with silane ligands that are directly attached to the surface of the fibers to functionalize the sampling surface of the fabric. The swipe sampler collects various target analytes including explosives and other threat agents on the surface of the sampler.
Addleman; Raymond S. (Benton City, WA), Atkinson; David A. (Richland, WA), Bays; John T. (West Richland, WA), Chouyyok; Wilaiwan (Richland, WA), Cinson; Anthony D. (Richland, WA), Ewing; Robert G. (Kennewick, WA), Gerasimenko; Aleksandr A. (Salem, OR)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
13/ 450,343
April 18, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.