Advances in Analysis and Detection of Explosives

Advances in Analysis and Detection of Explosives : Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Analysis and Detection of Explosives, September 7-10, 1992, Jerusalem, Israel

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This book represents a collection of papers presented at the 4th International Symposium on Analysis and Detection of Explosives held at the Mitzpeh Rachel Kibbutz Guesthouse in Jerusalem, September 7 to 10, 1992. The Symposium was attended by 150 participants from 20 countries and 50 lectures were given including 4 invited keynote lectures. The purpose of the Symposium, as the previous Symposia, was to present and to discuss new approaches, new applications, new methods and techniques in analysis and detection of explosives. The Symposium was, according to the feedback received from many participants, very successful and met the anticipated expectations. New collaborative initiatives between various laboratories from different countries were formed, which is a necessity in our common goals of law enforcement, aviation security and environmental quality, issues which are closely related to the analysis of explosives. I would like to extend my thanks to the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Israel National Police for sponsoring the Symposium, to the contributing Institutions and Agencies for making this Symposium financially possible, and to the members of the International Committee for helpful advice. I am most thankful to my colleagues from the Organizing Committee, especially Dr. Joseph Almog and Dr. Shmuel Zitrin from the Israel National Police, for helping in the organization of this Symposium.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 542 pages
  • 165.1 x 246.4 x 38.1mm | 1,156.67g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1993 ed.
  • XIV, 542 p.
  • 0792321383
  • 9780792321385

Table of contents

Analysis of Explosive Residues.- 1. Birmingham Six Pub Bombing Case (Keynote Lecture).- 2. A Scheme for the Analysis of Explosives and Explosive Residues in Japan.- 3. Antibody-Based Field Test Kits for Explosives.- 4. Smokeless Powder Characterization - An Investigative Tool in Pipe Bombings.- 5. Applications of Ion Chromatography for Determination and Identification of Chlorate, Nitrite and Nitrate in Explosives and Explosive Residues.- 6. Sample Preparation by Supercritical Fluid Extraction in Explosives Trace Analysis.- 7. The Semtex-H Story.- 8. The Identification of Organic Peroxides.- 9. Slurry and Emulsion Explosives: New Tools for Terrorists, New Challenges for Detection and Identification.- 10. The Work of the Explosives and Gunshot Residues Unit of the Forensic Science Service (UK).- 11. Analysis of Organic Gunshot Residues.- 12. GSR Particles Formed by Using Ammunition that have Mercury Fulminate Based Primers.- Analytical Methods.- 13. Detection of Trace Explosive Evidence by Ion Mobility Spectrometry.- 14. Explosive Analysis by Capillary Electrophoresis.- 15. The Analysis of the Explosives of the Paper Detonator.- 16. Gas Chromatographic Retention Indices of Explosives and Nitro-Compounds.- 17. Determination of the Impurity Concentration Profile in TNT.- 18. Indication of Nitroester Concentration in Air by Use of Gas Chromatography.- 19. The Instrumental Analysis of Intact and Post Blast Water Gel and Emulsion Explosives.- 20. Characterisation of Coal-Mining Explosives by Classical Wet Analysis and Modern Instrumental Analysis.- 21. Rapid Methods for Quantitation of Stabilizers and their Reaction Products in Propellants.- 22. Fluorometric Determination of MMAN as a Sensitizer in Water Gel Explosives by HPLC Using Pre-Column Derivatization with 7-Dimethylaminocoumarin-3-Carbonyl Fluoride.- 23. Analysis of the Detonation Products of Insensitive High Explosives.- Energetic Materials and Mass Spectrometry.- 24. Synthesis and Explosive Performance Characteristics of Polynitropolycyclic Cage Explosives (Keynote Lecture).- 25. Diagnostic Scheme for Polynitrocage Compounds.- 26. Predication of the Life-Time of Nylon 6/6 exposed to JA-2 Propellant.- 27. MS/MS CID Fragmentation Processes in Nitronaphthalenes.- 28. Tandem Mass Spectrometric Identification of Explosives Adsorbed on Organic Substrates.- 29. Adduct Ions in Mass Spectrometry of Nitramine Munitions Compounds.- 30. Comparative Study of RDX and HMX by DEPMS and TSLC/MS.- 31. GC/MS Analysis of PETN and NG in Post-Explosion Residues.- Explosive Detection.- 32. Nuclear Based Explosive Detection Systems - 1992 Status (Keynote Lecture).- 33. Explosives Detection - The Case for Magnetic Resonance.- 34. Explosives Detection by 14N pure NQR+.- 35. Hidden Explosive Detection Methods.- 36. Testing Protocol for Surface-Sampling Detectors.- 37. Explosive and Taggant Detection with Ionscan.- 38. Prediction of the Life-Time of a Taggant in a Composition.- 39. Analysis of Semtex Explosives.- 40. Consideration of Some Aspects of Marking Plastic Explosive Semtex.- 41. Analysis of Airflows in Personnel Screening Booths.- 42. The ATF Canine Explosives Detection Program.- 43. Vapor Preconcentration in the Detection of Explosives by Animals in an Automated Setting.- Vapor Generators.- 44. Vapor Generation for Use in Explosive Portal Detection Devices.- 45. Design Concept: Femtogram-Level Explosives Vapor Generator.- 46. A Model of Explosive Vapor Concentration II.- 47. Design and Calibration of Pulsed Vapor Generators for TNT, RDX and PETN.
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