Chapter 15. Elucidating Explosives

  1. Dr Wolfram Meier-Augenstein1,2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch15

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis

How to Cite

Meier-Augenstein, W. (2010) Elucidating Explosives, in Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch15

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee, UK

  2. 2

    SCRI, Invergowrie, Dundee, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470517055

Online ISBN: 9780470688762

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Keywords:

  • elucidating explosives - stable isotope facility at the forensic explosive laboratory (FEL);
  • bulk isotope analysis of explosives and precursors;
  • ammonium nitrate - stable isotope signatures, contending with several challenges;
  • hydrogen peroxide and peroxides - use in improvised or home-made explosives, increasing threat to general public;
  • isotopic product/precursor relationship - isotopic composition of precursor and eventual product;
  • potential pitfalls - challenges arising during isotope analysis of nitrogen rich compounds

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bulk Isotope Analysis of Explosives and Precursors

  • Isotopic Product/Precursor Relationship

  • Potential Pitfalls

  • Conclusions