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Trace Chemical Sensing of Explosives is the authoritative reference on the science and technologies associated with the chemical sensing of explosives in a wide variety of environments. This book describes the current state of chemical sensing of explosives and is designed to assist in the inclusion of chemical sensors within proposed systems, to inform and educate field workers who use such systems, and to provide a knowledge base those charged with purchasing such systems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471738398
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/11/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 367
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.43 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald L. Woodfin, PHD, is a retired systems engineer of Sandia National Laboratories, where he held the title principal member of the technical staff. With special interests in techniques related to mine warfare and humanitarian demining, Woodfin has served on several National Research Council Committees, including the Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Material Disposal Program and the Committee for Mine Warfare Assessment of the Naval Studies Board. He also chaired the chemical sensing sessions in the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh International Symposia on Technology and the Mine Problem.

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Table of Contents



List of Contributors.


Chapter 1. Chemical Sensing.

Chapter 2. What to Detect?

Chapter 3. Dangerous Innovations.

Chapter 4. Where Should We Look For Explosive Molecules?

Chapter 5. Structure of Turbulent Chemical Plumes.


Chapter 6. Detection of Trace Explosive Signatures in the Marine Environment.

Chapter 7. Explosives Detection Using Ultrasensitive Electronic Vapor Sensors: Field Experience.

Chapter 8. Reflections on Hunting Mines By Aroma Sensing.


Chapter 9. Explosives Detection Based on Amplifying Fluorescence Polymers.

Chapter 10. Ion Mobility Spectrometry.

Chapter 11. Mass Spectrometry For Security Screening of Explosives.

Chapter 12. Explosive Vapor Detection Using Microcantilever Sensors.

Chapter 13. Lab-On-A-Chip Detection of Explosives.

Chapter 14. Nanoscale Sensing Assemblies Using Quantum Dot-Protein Bioconjugates.

Chapter 15. Remote Sensing of Explosive Materials Using Differential Reflection Spectroscopy.


Appendix : Organizations Involved in Searching For Hidden Explosives.

Definitions, Symbols and Abbreviations.

Explosives Definitions.



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