Aspects of explosives detection [electronic resource] / edited by Maurice Marshall, Jimmie C. Oxley.

Contributor(s): Marshall, Maurice [edt] | Oxley, Jimmie Carol, 1953-Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Academic, 2008Description: 1 online resourceISBN: 9780123745330; 0123745330Subject(s): Explosives -- Detection | Explosives -- Detection -- Technological innovations | Explosives -- Detection -- AutomationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Aspects of explosives detection.DDC classification: 662.2 LOC classification: TP271 | .A87 2008Online resources: ScienceDirect
Contents:
The detection problem / M. Marshall and J.C. Oxley -- Explosives : the threats and the materials / M. Marshall and J.C. Oxley -- Detection of explosives by dogs / J.C. Oxley and L.P. Waggoner -- Colorimetric detection of explosives / J. Almog and S. Zitrin -- Nuclear technologies / P.J. Griffin -- X-ray technologies / R.F. Eilbert -- CT technologies / R.C. Smith and J.M. Connelly -- Analysis and detection of explosives by mass spectrometry / J. Yinon -- Advances in ion mobility spectrometry of explosives / G.A. Eiceman and H. Schmidt -- Detection of explosives using amplified fluorescent polymers / S.W. Thomas III and T.M. Swager -- Post-blast detection issues / M. Marshall -- Explosives and dangerous chemicals : constitutional aspects of search and seizure / G.I. Sapir and M.G. Giangrande.
Summary: 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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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.

The detection problem / M. Marshall and J.C. Oxley -- Explosives : the threats and the materials / M. Marshall and J.C. Oxley -- Detection of explosives by dogs / J.C. Oxley and L.P. Waggoner -- Colorimetric detection of explosives / J. Almog and S. Zitrin -- Nuclear technologies / P.J. Griffin -- X-ray technologies / R.F. Eilbert -- CT technologies / R.C. Smith and J.M. Connelly -- Analysis and detection of explosives by mass spectrometry / J. Yinon -- Advances in ion mobility spectrometry of explosives / G.A. Eiceman and H. Schmidt -- Detection of explosives using amplified fluorescent polymers / S.W. Thomas III and T.M. Swager -- Post-blast detection issues / M. Marshall -- Explosives and dangerous chemicals : constitutional aspects of search and seizure / G.I. Sapir and M.G. Giangrande.

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