Aspects of Explosives Detection

Detection and quantification of trace chemicals is a major thrust of analytical chemistry. In recent years much effort has been spent developing detection systems for priority pollutants. Less mature are the detections of substances of interest to law enforcement and security personnel:in particular explosives. This volume will discuss the detection of these, not only setting out the theoretical fundamentals, but also emphasizing the remarkable developments in the last decade. Terrorist events—airplanes blown out of the sky (PanAm 103 over Lockerbie) and attacks on U.S. and European cities (Trade Center in New York and the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, railways in London and Madrid)--emphasize the danger of concealed explosives. However, since most explosives release little vapor, it was not possible to detect them by technology used on most organic substances. After PanAm 103 was downed over Scotland, the U.S. Congress requested automatic explosive detection equipment be placed in airports. This volume outlines the history of explosive detection research, the developments along the way, present day technologies, and what we think the future holds. - Written by experts in the field who set out both the scientific issues and the practical context with authority - Discusses and describes the threat - Describes the theoretical background and practical applications of both trace and bulk explosives detection

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  • Author : Maurice Marshall
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 302 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080923147
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Aspects of Explosives Detection

Aspects of Explosives Detection
  • Author : Maurice Marshall,Jimmie C. Oxley
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 28 July 2011
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Detection and quantification of trace chemicals is a major thrust of analytical chemistry. In recent years much effort has been spent developing detection systems for priority pollutants. Less mature are the detections of substances of interest to law enforcement and security personnel:in particular explosives. This volume will discuss the detection of these, not only setting out the theoretical fundamentals, but also emphasizing the remarkable developments in the last decade. Terrorist events—airplanes blown out of the sky (PanAm 103 over

Laser-Based Optical Detection of Explosives

Laser-Based Optical Detection of Explosives
  • Author : Paul M. Pellegrino,Ellen L. Holthoff,Mikella E. Farrell
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 03 September 2018
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Laser-Based Optical Detection of Explosives offers a comprehensive review of past, present, and emerging laser-based methods for the detection of a variety of explosives. This book: Considers laser propagation safety and explains standard test material preparation for standoff optical-based detection system evaluation Explores explosives detection using deep ultraviolet native fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, reflectometry, and hyperspectral imaging Examines photodissociation followed by laser-induced fluorescence, photothermal methods, cavity-enhanced absorption spectrometry, and short-pulse laser-based techniques Describes the detection and recognition of

Detection of Explosives and Landmines

Detection of Explosives and Landmines
  • Author : Hiltmar Schubert,Andrey Kuznetsov
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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This ARW is the third NATO-sponsored workshop on Explosives Detection and Humanitarian Demining. The previous events were • Detection and Destruction of Anti-Personnel Landmines Moscow, 1997 • Explosives Detection and Decontamination of the Environment Prague, 1997. Over the last decade applied research in Humanitarian Demining has made progress to some extend, but according to the tremendous tasks of Demining and the lack of scientific methods for practical detection of explosive devices, research activities are still of the same importance than ever before. Concerning countermeasures

Counterterrorist Detection Techniques of Explosives

Counterterrorist Detection Techniques of Explosives
  • Author : Jehuda Yinon
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 13 October 2011
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The detection of hidden explosives has become an issue of utmost importance in recent years. While terrorism is not new to the international community, recent terrorist attacks have raised the issue of detection of explosives and have generated a great demand for rapid, sensitive and reliable methods for detecting hidden explosives. Counterterrorist Detection Techniques of Explosives covers recent advances in this area of research including vapor and trace detection techniques (chemiluminescence, mass spectrometry, ion mobility spectrometry, electrochemical methods and micromechanical

Explosives Detection using Magnetic and Nuclear Resonance Techniques

Explosives Detection using Magnetic and Nuclear Resonance Techniques
  • Author : Jacques Fraissard,Olga Lapina
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 July 2009
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Nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) a highly promising new technique for bulk explosives detection: relatively inexpensive, more compact than NMR, but with considerable selectivity. Since the NQR frequency is insensitive to long-range variations in composition, mixing explosives with other materials, such as the plasticizers in plastic explosives, makes no difference. The NQR signal strength varies linearly with the amount of explosive, and is independent of its distribution within the volume monitored. NQR spots explosive types in configurations missed by the X-ray

Existing and Potential Standoff Explosives Detection Techniques

Existing and Potential Standoff Explosives Detection Techniques
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Committee on the Review of Existing and Potential Standoff Explosives Detection Techniques
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 14 May 2004
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Existing and Potential Standoff Explosives Detection Techniques examines the scientific techniques currently used as the basis for explosives detection and determines whether other techniques might provide promising research avenues with possible pathways to new detection protocols. This report describe the characteristics of explosives, bombs, and their components that are or might be used to provide a signature for exploitation in detection technology; considers scientific techniques for exploiting these characteristics to detect explosives and explosive devices; discusses the potential for integrating

Detection and Disposal of Improvised Explosives

Detection and Disposal of Improvised Explosives
  • Author : Hiltmar Schubert,Andrey Kuznetsov
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 31 May 2006
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This book collects lectures of an international NATO-Russian Advanced Research Workshop on Detection and Disposal of Improvised Explosives (IE) used by terrorists. The disposal of IE is especially dangerous, because they are often much more unstable and mechanically more sensitive than commercial or military explosives. This text covers detection of explosives by different analytical methods and the different shape and compositions of the explosive charge, and offers up-to-date advice on handling and disposal.

The Analysis of Explosives

The Analysis of Explosives
  • Author : Jehuda Yinon,Shmuel Zitrin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 October 2013
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The Analysis of Explosives surveys the principles of the various analytical methods, describes how these methods are used for the analysis of explosives, and reviews the major analytical work carried out in this field. Organized into 15 chapters, this book begins with the classification of explosives. Subsequent chapters discuss the different methods for the analysis of explosives. The detection and identification of explosive residues and hidden explosives are also explained. This monograph will be useful as a reference book for chemists

Forensic Investigation of Explosions, Second Edition

Forensic Investigation of Explosions, Second Edition
  • Author : Alexander Beveridge
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 02 November 2011
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Now in its second edition, Forensic Investigation of Explosions draws on the editor’s 30 years of explosives casework experience, including his work on task forces set up to investigate major explosives incidents. Dr. Alexander Beveridge provides a broad, multidisciplinary approach, assembling the contributions of internationally recognized experts who present the definitive reference work on the subject. Topics discussed include: The physics and chemistry of explosives and explosions The detection of hidden explosives The effect of explosions on structures and persons

Bombs, IEDs, and Explosives

Bombs, IEDs, and Explosives
  • Author : Paul R. Laska
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 10 August 2015
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A guide on procedures, administration, and equipment, Bombs, IEDs, and Explosives: Identification, Investigation, and Disposal Techniques introduces concepts, basic knowledge, and necessary skill sets for bomb technicians. It covers topics such as training resources, bomb threat and incident response, legal aspects of bomb disposal, explosives and

Electronic Noses

Electronic Noses
  • Author : Julian W. Gardner,Philip Nigel Bartlett
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 11 April 1999
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Since the mid 1980s there has been increasing interest in the development of so-called 'electronic noses', electronic instruments capable of detecting and recognizing complex odours. In this book, the authors discuss the basic principles of an electronic nose, give practical examples of applications, review the field, and detail the major new developments. Electronic noses: principles and applications will be essential reading for anyone working, researching, or simply interested in, the field of electronic noses or machine olfaction. The interdisciplinary nature

Vapour and Trace Detection of Explosives for Anti-Terrorism Purposes

Vapour and Trace Detection of Explosives for Anti-Terrorism Purposes
  • Author : M. Krausa
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 November 2012
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The fast detection of explosives from the vapor phase would be one way to enhance the protection of society against terrorist attacks. Up to now the problem of detection of explosives, especially the location of explosives whether at large areas e. g. station halls, theaters or hidden in cars, aircraft cargo, baggage or explosives hidden in crowds e. g. suicide bombers or bombs in bags has not been solved. Smelling of explosives like dogs do seems to be a valuable

Organic Chemistry of Explosives

Organic Chemistry of Explosives
  • Author : Jai Prakash Agrawal,Robert Hodgson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 11 January 2007
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Organic Chemistry of Explosives is the first text to bring together the essential methods and routes used for the synthesis of organic explosives in a single volume. Assuming no prior knowledge, the book discusses everything from the simplest mixed acid nitration of toluene, to the complex synthesis of highly energetic caged nitro compounds. Reviews laboratory and industrial methods, which can be used to introduce aliphatic C-nitro, aromatic C-nitro, N-nitro, and nitrate ester functionality into organic compounds Discusses the advantages and