An extremely sensitive and selective sensor that can detect minute traces of the chemical nerve agents sarin and soman has been successfully tested by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Sarin was the agent used in the infamous 1995 terrorist attack on a Tokyo subway. Both compounds are reputed chemical weapons in the arsenals of some countries.
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