5.4. Non-Invasive Detection of Concealed Liquid and Powder Explosives Using Spatially Offset Raman spectroscopy

  1. John M. Chalmers3,
  2. Howell G. M. Edwards4 and
  3. Michael D. Hargreaves5
  1. Kevin Buckley1,2 and
  2. Pavel Matousek1

Published Online: 10 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962328.ch5d

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

How to Cite

Buckley, K. and Matousek, P. (2012) Non-Invasive Detection of Concealed Liquid and Powder Explosives Using Spatially Offset Raman spectroscopy, 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.ch5d

Editor Information

  1. 3

    VS Consulting, Stokesley, UK

  2. 4

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

  3. 5

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Central Laser Facility, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot OX11 0QX, UK

  2. 2

    UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, Stanmore Campus, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK

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:

  • non-invasive detection of concealed liquid, powder explosives using SORS;
  • SORS, in detecting substances, turbid plastic packaging non-invasively;
  • SORS deployment, no a priori knowledge of composition, the analysis “blind”;
  • powder explosives in same plastic bottles, SORS offering a solution;
  • SORS probing, containers, white wine using SORS, through green glass bottle;
  • probing of mineral water, soft drinks, in transparent, coloured plastic bottles;
  • challenging applications, Raman probing of Coca-Cola® non-invasively with SORS;
  • universal applicability of SORS, in packaging, and in security applications;
  • SORS, screening liquid explosives, with SORS limited to non-metallic containers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Discussion and Examples

  • Summary

  • References