18 May 2006 UV Raman detection of 2,4-DNT in contact with sand particles
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Deep Ultra Violet Raman Spectroscopy (DUV-RS) is an emerging tool for vibrational spectroscopy analysis and can be used in Point Detection mode to detect explosive components of landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). Interactions of explosives with different substrates can be measured by using quantitative vibrational signal shift information of scattered Raman light associated with these interactions. In this research, grounds were laid for detection of explosives using UV-Raman Spectroscopy equipped with 244 nm laser excitation line from a 488 nm frequency doubled Coherent FreD laser. In other experiments, samples of 2,4-DNT were allowed to interact with Ottawa Sand and were studied using DUV-RS. Characteristic vibrational signals of energetic compounds were analyzed in the ranges: 400-1200 cm-1, 1200-1800 cm-1, and 2800-3500 cm-1. In addition these Raman spectra were compared with dispersive spectra that were acquired using Raman Microscopy equipped with 514.5 nm (VIS) 785 nm (NIR) and 1064 nm (NIR) excitation lasers.
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Alejandro Blanco, Alejandro Blanco, Leonardo C. Pacheco-Londoño, Leonardo C. Pacheco-Londoño, Alvaro J. Peña-Quevedo, Alvaro J. Peña-Quevedo, Samuel P. Hernández-Rivera, Samuel P. Hernández-Rivera, "UV Raman detection of 2,4-DNT in contact with sand particles", Proc. SPIE 6217, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, 621737 (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666281; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.666281

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