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The Detection of Explosives in Airport Luggage Using the Direct Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Method

  • J. H. Flexman
  • T. N. Rudakov
  • P. A. Hayes
  • N. Shanks
  • V. T. Mikhaltsevitch
  • W. P. Chisholm
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 138)

Abstract

Pure Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (NQR) is a very promising method for the detection and identification of illicit materials such as explosives and narcotics. NQR based machines are able to test closed luggage for illicit materials not readily identifiable by other methods. The application of the pure NQR method for screening of airport luggage is discussed. An advanced NQR machine which is a mid-sized luggage scanner has been developed by QRSciences Limited for use primarily in airports. The basic design, performance and some characteristics of this machine are reported.

Keywords

Nuclear Quadruple Resonance Nuclear Quadruple Resonance Frequency Coherent Noise Nuclear Quadruple Resonance Signal Amine Nitrogen Atom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Flexman
    • 1
  • T. N. Rudakov
    • 1
  • P. A. Hayes
    • 1
  • N. Shanks
    • 1
  • V. T. Mikhaltsevitch
    • 1
  • W. P. Chisholm
    • 1
  1. 1.Research DivisionQRSciences LimitedCanningtonAustralia

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