Trace detection of explosive compounds by different laser-based techniques at the ENEA Laboratories

S. Botti, M. Carpanese, L. Cantarini, G. Giubileo, V. Lazic, S. Jovicevic, A. Palucci, A. Puiu

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Abstract

The ENEA Laser Application Section has participated to the European project ISOTREX (Integrated system for on-line trace explosives detection in solid and vapor state), funded in the frame of the PASR 2006 with the main aim to exploit different laser based techniques. Standard explosive compounds and their precursors have been investigated through an atomic technique (LIBS; Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy), an absorption technique (LPAS; Laser Photoacoustic Spectroscopy) and vibrational techniques (Laser Raman and SERS; Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy). LIBS and SERS reached a sub ng level of detection, supported by a high rank of discrimination of the components via chemometric analysis. This selectivity skill is also quite evident in the LPAS technique. These results assume particular relevance due to the inclusion of interferents, such as dust, fingerprint oil and lubricant oil, into the investigated compounds. The results of the measurements are presented in view of the possible integration of the three techniques in a single device for trace detection, might contribute also to drastically limit the number of false positives. © 2010 Copyright SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventChemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XI - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

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ConferenceChemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XI
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/10 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Botti, S., Carpanese, M., Cantarini, L., Giubileo, G., Lazic, V., Jovicevic, S., ... Puiu, A. (2010). Trace detection of explosive compounds by different laser-based techniques at the ENEA Laboratories. Paper presented at Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XI, United States. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.850722