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Title: Advances in explosives analysis—part II: photon and neutron methods

Abstract

The number and capability of explosives detection and analysis methods have increased dramatically since publication of the Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry special issue devoted to Explosives Analysis [Moore DS, Goodpaster JV, Anal Bioanal Chem 395:245–246, 2009]. Here we review and critically evaluate the latest (the past five years) important advances in explosives detection, with details of the improvements over previous methods, and suggest possible avenues towards further advances in, e.g., stand-off distance, detection limit, selectivity, and penetration through camouflage or packaging. Our review consists of two parts. Part I discussed methods based on animals, chemicals (including colorimetry, molecularly imprinted polymers, electrochemistry, and immunochemistry), ions (both ion-mobility spectrometry and mass spectrometry), and mechanical devices. In Part II, we review methods based on photons, from very energetic photons including X-rays and gamma rays down to the terahertz range, and neutrons.

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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1248823
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-25074-02
Journal ID: ISSN 1618-2642; PII: 9043
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
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Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 408; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1618-2642
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

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Brown, Kathryn E., Greenfield, Margo T., McGrane, Shawn D., and Moore, David S. Advances in explosives analysis—part II: photon and neutron methods. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1007/s00216-015-9043-1.
Brown, Kathryn E., Greenfield, Margo T., McGrane, Shawn D., & Moore, David S. Advances in explosives analysis—part II: photon and neutron methods. United States. doi:10.1007/s00216-015-9043-1.
Brown, Kathryn E., Greenfield, Margo T., McGrane, Shawn D., and Moore, David S. Wed . "Advances in explosives analysis—part II: photon and neutron methods". United States. doi:10.1007/s00216-015-9043-1. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1248823.
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title = {Advances in explosives analysis—part II: photon and neutron methods},
author = {Brown, Kathryn E. and Greenfield, Margo T. and McGrane, Shawn D. and Moore, David S.},
abstractNote = {The number and capability of explosives detection and analysis methods have increased dramatically since publication of the Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry special issue devoted to Explosives Analysis [Moore DS, Goodpaster JV, Anal Bioanal Chem 395:245–246, 2009]. Here we review and critically evaluate the latest (the past five years) important advances in explosives detection, with details of the improvements over previous methods, and suggest possible avenues towards further advances in, e.g., stand-off distance, detection limit, selectivity, and penetration through camouflage or packaging. Our review consists of two parts. Part I discussed methods based on animals, chemicals (including colorimetry, molecularly imprinted polymers, electrochemistry, and immunochemistry), ions (both ion-mobility spectrometry and mass spectrometry), and mechanical devices. In Part II, we review methods based on photons, from very energetic photons including X-rays and gamma rays down to the terahertz range, and neutrons.},
doi = {10.1007/s00216-015-9043-1},
journal = {Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry},
issn = {1618-2642},
number = 1,
volume = 408,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {10}
}

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