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    Vapor Detection of Explosives

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    The science of explosives vapor detection is reviewed. A variety of physical mechanisms are available for transport of explosives molecules from a hidden explosive device to a detector. The importance of sampling techniques and detector selectivity is emphasized.


    explosives, vapor detection, sampling techniques, plastic explosives

    Author Information:

    Fine, DH
    Thermedics, Inc., Woburn, MA

    Achter, EK
    Thermedics, Inc., Woburn, MA

    Committee/Subcommittee: F12.40

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15324S