SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1992

Vapor Detection of Explosives


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.

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Fine, DH
Thermedics, Inc., Woburn, MA
Achter, EK
Thermedics, Inc., Woburn, MA
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Developed by Committee: F12
Pages: 45–49
DOI: 10.1520/STP15324S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5189-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1472-2