Developments in Explosives Characterization and Detection

  • Tourne M
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The continuous upsurge in terrorist activities makes it necessary to rapidly, efficiently, and reliably understand, detect, and/or prevent explosive threats. As such, intense research efforts continue to improve methods of detection and characterization of explosives through development of novel approaches and/or improvement of existing ones. This is especially true for home-made and/or improvised explosives devices. These next-generation threats require detection methods that will be sensitive and selective to a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional explosives and should be applicable in numerous detection scenarios. This review attempts to outline recent developments in the detection and characterization of explosives.




Tourne, M. (2014). Developments in Explosives Characterization and Detection. Journal of Forensic Research, s12(01).

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