21. Mass Spectrometry in Homeland Security

  1. Mike S. Lee
  1. Yasuaki Takada

Published Online: 21 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118180730.ch21

Mass Spectrometry Handbook

Mass Spectrometry Handbook

How to Cite

Takada, Y. (2012) Mass Spectrometry in Homeland Security, in Mass Spectrometry Handbook (ed M. S. Lee), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118180730.ch21

Editor Information

  1. Milestone Development Services, USA

Author Information

  1. Hitachi Ltd, Central Research Laboratory, Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 18 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Pharmaceutical Science and Biotechnology: Practices, Applications and Methods

Book Series Editors:

  1. Mike S. Lee

Series Editor Information

  1. Milestone Development Services, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470536735

Online ISBN: 9781118180730



  • mass spectrometry in homeland security;
  • trace detection, higher selectivity than bulk detection;
  • APCI in ionizing explosives, and MS in explosives detection;
  • walkthrough detection, of TATP, featuring uses of MS;
  • MS in counterterrorism, explosives, improving homeland security


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Detection Methodology: Bulk Detection and Trace Detection

  • Instrumentation

  • Detection of Explosives by MS

  • System Integration

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References