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Title: Advances in explosives analysis—part I. animal, chemical, ion, and mechanical methods

Abstract

The number and capability of explosives detection and analysis methods have increased substantially since the publication of the Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry special issue devoted to Explosives Analysis (Moore and Goodpaster, Anal Bioanal Chem 395(2):245–246, 2009). 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. The review consists of two parts. Moreover, Part I, reviews methods based on animals, chemicals (including colorimetry, molecularly imprinted polymers, electrochemistry, and immunochemistry), ions (both ion-mobility spectrometry and mass spectrometry), and mechanical devices. Part II will 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)
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USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1248820
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-25074-01
Journal ID: ISSN 1618-2642; PII: 9040
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
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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; explosives detection; trace analysis; explosives; improvised explosives; instrumentation; reviews

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Brown, Kathryn E., Greenfield, Margo T., McGrane, Shawn D., and Moore, David S. Advances in explosives analysis—part I. animal, chemical, ion, and mechanical methods. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1007/s00216-015-9040-4.
Brown, Kathryn E., Greenfield, Margo T., McGrane, Shawn D., & Moore, David S. Advances in explosives analysis—part I. animal, chemical, ion, and mechanical methods. United States. doi:10.1007/s00216-015-9040-4.
Brown, Kathryn E., Greenfield, Margo T., McGrane, Shawn D., and Moore, David S. Tue . "Advances in explosives analysis—part I. animal, chemical, ion, and mechanical methods". United States. doi:10.1007/s00216-015-9040-4. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1248820.
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title = {Advances in explosives analysis—part I. animal, chemical, ion, and mechanical 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 substantially since the publication of the Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry special issue devoted to Explosives Analysis (Moore and Goodpaster, Anal Bioanal Chem 395(2):245–246, 2009). 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. The review consists of two parts. Moreover, Part I, reviews methods based on animals, chemicals (including colorimetry, molecularly imprinted polymers, electrochemistry, and immunochemistry), ions (both ion-mobility spectrometry and mass spectrometry), and mechanical devices. Part II will 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/s00216-015-9040-4},
journal = {Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry},
number = 1,
volume = 408,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {10}
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