Use of a Fiber Optic Probe for the Detection and Identification of Explosive Materials by Raman Spectroscopy

    Volume 40, Issue 5 (September 1995)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 2


    Batchelder, DN
    University of Leeds, Leeds,

    Hayward, IP
    University of Leeds, Leeds,

    Lacey, RJ
    Police Scientific Development Branch, St. Albans,

    Kirkbride, TE
    University of Leeds, Leeds,

    (Received 3 February 1995; accepted 28 February 1995)

    Abstract

    A fiber optic probe has been developed that allows Raman spectra to be acquired remotely from a spectrometer. This system has been used to acquire spectra from explosive materials. In this study we demonstrate that it is sufficiently sensitive to rapidly detect traces of PETN in fingerprints of Semtex-Hexplosive. Further development of similar systems will enable the detection and non-destructive identification of contraband materials in the field.


    Paper ID: JFS15402J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15402J

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