Advances in Optical Sensing of Explosive Vapours

Ross N. Gillanders, James M. E. Glackin, Iain A. Campbell, Ifor D. W. Samuel, Graham A. Turnbull

Abstract

Optical techniques for the detection of explosives are receiving increasing interest due to potentially fast-responding, highly-sensitive systems. Conjugated polymers are suitable probe materials for this application since their fluorescence is quenched by electronegative materials including explosives. This can be used to make a sensor for explosive vapour, which can then give chemical information to help identify explosive devices, and complements other approaches such as metal detectors and ground penetrating radar. Whilst the principle has been known for some time, its practical implementation requires considerable development of instrumentation and materials, including preconcentration materials. This paper reports our current efforts to address these challenges, with particular emphasis on humanitarian demining and looking towards application in Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection.

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in Harvard Style

Gillanders R., Glackin J., Campbell I., Samuel I. and Turnbull G. (2018). Advances in Optical Sensing of Explosive Vapours.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: AOMatSens, ISBN 978-989-758-286-8, pages 323-327. DOI: 10.5220/0006729403230327


in Bibtex Style

@conference{aomatsens18,
author={Ross N. Gillanders and James M. E. Glackin and Iain A. Campbell and Ifor D. W. Samuel and Graham A. Turnbull},
title={Advances in Optical Sensing of Explosive Vapours},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: AOMatSens,},
year={2018},
pages={323-327},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006729403230327},
isbn={978-989-758-286-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: AOMatSens,
TI - Advances in Optical Sensing of Explosive Vapours
SN - 978-989-758-286-8
AU - Gillanders R.
AU - Glackin J.
AU - Campbell I.
AU - Samuel I.
AU - Turnbull G.
PY - 2018
SP - 323
EP - 327
DO - 10.5220/0006729403230327