30 October 2012 Exploiting high resolution Fourier transform spectroscopy to inform the development of a quantum cascade laser based explosives detection systems
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Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is regularly used in forensic analysis, however the application of high resolution Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy for the detection of explosive materials and explosive precursors has not been fully explored. This project aimed to develop systematically a protocol for the analysis of explosives and precursors using Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy and basic data analysis to enable the further development of a quantum cascade laser (QCL) based airport detection system. This paper details the development of the protocol and results of the initial analysis of compounds of interest.
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Felicity Carlysle, Felicity Carlysle, Niamh Nic Daeid, Niamh Nic Daeid, Erwan Normand, Erwan Normand, Michael McCulloch, Michael McCulloch, } "Exploiting high resolution Fourier transform spectroscopy to inform the development of a quantum cascade laser based explosives detection systems", Proc. SPIE 8546, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, and Defence VIII, 85460Z (30 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.974615; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.974615
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