5.3. Handheld Raman and FT-IR Spectrometers

  1. John M. Chalmers2,
  2. Howell G. M. Edwards3 and
  3. Michael D. Hargreaves4
  1. Michael D. Hargreaves1,4,
  2. Robert L. Green1,
  3. Wayne Jalenak1,
  4. Christopher D. Brown1 and
  5. Craig Gardner1

Published Online: 10 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962328.ch5c

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

How to Cite

Hargreaves, M. D., Green, R. L., Jalenak, W., Brown, C. D. and Gardner, C. (2012) Handheld Raman and FT-IR Spectrometers, in Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science (eds J. M. Chalmers, H. G. M. Edwards and M. D. Hargreaves), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119962328.ch5c

Editor Information

  1. 2

    VS Consulting, Stokesley, UK

  2. 3

    Chemical and Forensic Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

  3. 4

    Thermo Scientific Portable Optical Analyzers, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Wilmington, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Portable Optical Analyzers, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Wilmington, Mass., USA

  2. 4

    Thermo Scientific Portable Optical Analyzers, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Wilmington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749067

Online ISBN: 9781119962328

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Keywords:

  • handheld Raman and FT-IR spectrometers;
  • Raman and mid-IR FT-IR, for unknown solids and liquids;
  • vibrational spectroscopy, Raman, and mid-IR (FT-IR), in safety/security sectors;
  • Raman and FT-IR spectrometers, use by military and homeland security;
  • identification of explosives, both military and IEDs and HME components;
  • portable Raman, and miniature laser diode sources, miniaturised spectrographs;
  • pure explosives, with explosive precursor mixture, equally important;
  • Raman spectroscopy, non-contact, material analysis in transparent containers;
  • ROC curve, and TIDR, FIDR, in signal detection theory, clinical diagnostic screening;
  • Raman spectroscopy, non-contact, enabling clear, identification of compounds

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Handheld/Portable Raman and FT-IR Devices

  • Explosives

  • Tactical Considerations

  • Sample Considerations

  • Raman and FT-IR Spectroscopy Explosive Identification Capabilities

  • Performance Characterisation

  • Summary

  • Disclaimer

  • References