The core of 6th Wave’s explosives detection technology is a patented detection method based on molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs). Our nanotechnology is capable of selectively sensing and capturing microscopic amounts of explosives or other molecules that are dangerous for humans and the environment, e.g. toxins, chemical agents, biological agents, pesticides, poisons, and explosives. View the short video below for a demonstration of our products. NOTE: there is no audio.
The key to our nanotechnology is the preparation of the polymer. Each formulation of explosive detection polymer is specially imprinted with the molecular shape of the substance targeted for detection. This provides a receptor site that is highly specific because other molecules don’t fit and therefore do not set off a detection indicator. Multiple polymers are then combined into a single solution that has the capability to detect all specific substances of interest. 6th Wave’s explosives detection polymers are robust, stable and resistant to a wide range of humidity, temperature, acidity and alkalinity factors. Additionally, these polymers are inexpensive, safe to produce and can be sprayed, printed or spin-coated into commercial devices for the detection of a wide range of substances, compounds and biological agents.
6th Wave Explosives Detection Wipes and Sprays have been specially formulated to provide rapid detection of explosives and provide a simple colorimetric indicator for the user.
Additional capability can be developed to meet customer needs.