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Title: Advancing Explosives Detection Capabilities: Vapor Detection

Abstract

A new, PNNL-developed method provides direct, real-time detection of trace amounts of explosives such as RDX, PETN and C-4. The method selectively ionizes a sample before passing the sample through a mass spectrometer to detect explosive vapors. The method could be used at airports to improve aviation security.

Authors:
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Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1144733
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; EXPLOSIVES; DETECTION; AIRPORT; AVIATION; SECURITY; TRAVEL; VAPORS; MASS SPECTROMETRY; C-4

Citation Formats

Atkinson, David. Advancing Explosives Detection Capabilities: Vapor Detection. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Atkinson, David. Advancing Explosives Detection Capabilities: Vapor Detection. United States.
Atkinson, David. Mon . "Advancing Explosives Detection Capabilities: Vapor Detection". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1144733.
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abstractNote = {A new, PNNL-developed method provides direct, real-time detection of trace amounts of explosives such as RDX, PETN and C-4. The method selectively ionizes a sample before passing the sample through a mass spectrometer to detect explosive vapors. The method could be used at airports to improve aviation security.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {10}
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