Detection of Liquid Explosives and Flammable Agents in Connection with Terrorism

The organization of an Advanced Research Workshop with the title “Detection and Disposal of Liquid Explosives and Flammable Agents in Connection with Terrorism” was motivated by international findings about activities in this field of application. This ARW followed a meeting about the “Detection of...

Full description

Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Schubert, Hiltmar (Editor), Kuznetsov, Andrey (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2008, 2008
Edition:1st ed. 2008
Series:NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
Subjects:
Online Access:
Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
LEADER 03557nmm a2200349 u 4500
001 EB000359736
003 EBX01000000000000000212788
005 00000000000000.0
007 cr|||||||||||||||||||||
008 130626 ||| eng
020 |a 9781402084669 
100 1 |a Schubert, Hiltmar  |e [editor] 
245 0 0 |a Detection of Liquid Explosives and Flammable Agents in Connection with Terrorism  |h Elektronische Ressource  |c edited by Hiltmar Schubert, Andrey Kuznetsov 
246 3 1 |a Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Detection of Liquid Explosives and Flammable Agents in Connection with Terrorism, St. Petersburg, Russia, 17-19 October 2007 
250 |a 1st ed. 2008 
260 |a Dordrecht  |b Springer Netherlands  |c 2008, 2008 
300 |a XI, 233 p  |b online resource 
505 0 |a What Do We Need to Know About Their Properties? -- Detector of Hazardous Substances Based on Nanosecond Neutron Analysis -- Some Detection Procedures for Liquid Explosives -- Detection of Explosives Using Nuclear Resonance Absorption of Gamma Rays in Nitrogen: A Russian/US Collaboration -- A Device for Detecting Concealed Explosives -- Trace and Bulk Detection of Explosives by Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Neutron Analysis -- Possibilities of Liquid Explosives Countermeasures at Airports -- Close-Range and Standoff Detection and Identification of Liquid Explosives by Means of Raman Spectroscopy -- Directional Detection o 
653 |a Analytical biochemistry 
653 |a Analytical Chemistry 
653 |a Chemistry, Physical organic 
653 |a Measurement Science and Instrumentation 
653 |a Physical Chemistry 
700 1 |a Kuznetsov, Andrey  |e [editor] 
710 2 |a SpringerLink (Online service) 
041 0 7 |a eng  |2 ISO 639-2 
989 |b Springer  |a Springer eBooks 2005- 
490 0 |a NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics 
856 |u https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8466-9?nosfx=y  |x Verlag  |3 Volltext 
082 0 |a 541 
520 |a The organization of an Advanced Research Workshop with the title “Detection and Disposal of Liquid Explosives and Flammable Agents in Connection with Terrorism” was motivated by international findings about activities in this field of application. This ARW followed a meeting about the “Detection of Disposal Improvised Explosives” (St. Petersburg, 2005). Both items show the logistic problems as one of the lessons, terrorists have to overcome. These problems are connected with the illegal supply and transport of explosives and fuels and as counter-measure the detection of these materials. The invention of liquid explosives goes back to the middle of the 19th century and was used for special purposes in the commercial field of application. Because of the high sensitivity of liquid explosives against mechanical shock, caused by adiabatic compression of air-bobbles producing “hot spots” as origin of initiation the commercial application was not very successful. Because of this high risk, liquid explosives are not used in military or commercial application with some exceptions. In the commercial field explosives as slurries or emulsions consisting of suitable salts (Ammoniumnitrate etc.) and water are used to a large extend because of their high insensitivity. In many cases these slurries or emulsions were unfit for terrorist actions, because of their low sensitivity, large critical diameter and using in confinement. In the military field liquid explosives are used in World War I and II as bomb-fillings