6b. Non-Invasive Detection of Illicit Drugs Using Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy

  1. John M. Chalmers4,
  2. Howell G. M. Edwards5 and
  3. Michael D. Hargreaves6
  1. Kevin Buckley1,2 and
  2. Pavel Matousek3

Published Online: 10 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962328.ch6b

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 Illicit Drugs 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.ch6b

Editor Information

  1. 4

    VS Consulting, Stokesley, UK

  2. 5

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

  3. 6

    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

  3. 3

    Central Laser Facility, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, 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 illicit drugs using SORS;
  • SORS, illicit drugs through opaque containers, paper envelopes;
  • Raman spectroscopy, alternative to non-invasive optical spectroscopy;
  • improved sensitivity of SORS, identity testing of illicit drugs;
  • non-invasive probing, bottles of rum without, and with dissolved cocaine;
  • SORS, illicit substances in plastic, diffusely scattering bottles;
  • forensic applications and SORS, illicit substance detection in postal envelopes;
  • SORS use in security screening of mail, and in clothings of people;
  • minimising effect of fluorescence, use of NIR laser excitation wavelengths

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Application Examples

  • Summary

  • References