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Detection and Disposal of Improvised Explosives

  • Hiltmar Schubert
  • Andrey Kuznetsov

Part of the NATO Security through Science Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. JOHN REYNOLDS, PETER NUNES, RICHARD WHIPPLE, ARMANDO ALCARAZ
    Pages 27-32
  3. Petr Mostak, Miroslav Stancl
    Pages 33-41
  4. VALERY AVERIANOV, IGOR GORSHKOV, ANDREY KUZNETSOV, ALEXEY EVSENIN
    Pages 43-50
  5. S. PESENTE, M. LUNARDON, G. NEBBIA, G. VIESTI
    Pages 69-85
  6. D.N. VAKHTIN, I.YU. GORSHKOV, A.V. EVSENIN, A.V. KUZNETSOV, O.I. OSETROV
    Pages 87-96
  7. M. SILNIKOV, A. MIKHAILIN, N. VASILIEV, V. ERMOLAEV, V. SHISHKIN
    Pages 97-103
  8. FAINA DUBNIKOVA, RONNIE KOSLOFF, YEHUDA ZEIRI
    Pages 105-112
  9. JIMMIE OXLEY, JAMES SMITH
    Pages 113-121
  10. JAROSLAV TURECEK
    Pages 131-142
  11. KAI MASUDA, KIYOSHI YOSHIKAWA, YASUSHI YAMAMOTO, TERUHISA TAKAMATSU, SEIJI SHIROYA, TSUYOSHI MISAWA et al.
    Pages 143-152
  12. Pierre Charrue, Lionel Hairault, Didier Mathieu
    Pages 153-190
  13. T.N. RUDAKOV, T.J. RAYNER, P.A. HAYES, K.L. RUSSETH
    Pages 191-204
  14. OLEG V. BOCHKAREV, A.V. GAVRYUCHENKOV, A.M. POLISHCHUK, A.YU. UDALTSOV, D.N. VAKHTIN, A.V. EVSENIN et al.
    Pages 205-216
  15. M.D. KARETNIKOV, K.N. KOZLOV, E.A. MELESHKO, I.E. OSTASHEV, G.V. YAKOVLEV, C.A. KOROTKOV et al.
    Pages 227-236

About these proceedings

Introduction

These proceedings contain the presentations and results of several discussions of the workshop on “Detection and Disposal of Improvised Explosives” held in St.-Petersburg, Russia, September 7-9, 2005. This Advanced Research Workshop was the fourth event concerning Detection of Explosives in connection with counter terrorism. After the first three workshops, dealing with vapor and trace detection, electronic nose detection and detection of bulk explosives, this workshop was devoted to the detection of Improvise Explosives including: Methods of detection of Improvised Explosives (IE). Methods of detection of Improvised explosives devices (IED). Disposal and safe handling of ID and IED. The treatment of detection methods may be divided in the following groups: Overview about the different methods; Trace- and vapor detection; Electromagnetic methods; Neutron methods; Laser techniques. Because of different definitions of Improvised Explosives the parti- pants of the workshop agreed after some discussions with the following definition: An Improvised Explosive (IE) can be any chemical compound or mixture capable of an explosive reaction. They are normally easily prepared by a knowledgeable layman under simple conditions. Components of IE are typically inorganic salts containing molecular bound oxygen like nitrates, chlorates or perchlorates etc. or organic compounds with nitro-, nitami- or nitrate-groups or peroxides. Admixtures of military or commercial explosive materials are also used. From the chemical point of view IE can be divided into the following types: Salts containing chemical groups with oxygen (like nitrates, chlorates or perchlorates etc.) in mixtures with combustible substances like carbon-hydrogen compounds.

Keywords

Biophysics NATO Physics Science Security Sub-Series B sensor

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiltmar Schubert
    • 1
  • Andrey Kuznetsov
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT)PfinztalGermany
  2. 2.V.G. Khlopin Radium Institute (KRI)St. PetersburgRussia

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