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Surface-enhanced Raman sensor for nitroexplosive vapors
Author(s): John W. Haas; James M. Sylvia; Kevin M. Spencer; Thomas M. Johnston; Susan L. Clauson
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Paper Abstract

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering has been measured for solutions of 2,4-dinitrotoluene (2,4-DNT), trinitrotoluene (TNT), and hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-s-triazine (RDX) adsorbed onto metal foils, island films, coated microspheres, and colloids. The wavelength selectivity of the method was also investigated for lasers which potentially may be used in a field instrument. Preliminary room temperature vapor-phase SERS detection of 2,4-DNT adsorbed on gold foil has been achieved. The results demonstrate the potential of SERS as a detector of buried landmines when coupled to compact man- portable Raman instrumentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3392, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets III, (4 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324179
Show Author Affiliations
John W. Haas, EIC Labs., Inc. (United States)
James M. Sylvia, EIC Labs., Inc. (United States)
Kevin M. Spencer, EIC Labs., Inc. (United States)
Thomas M. Johnston, EIC Labs., Inc. (United States)
Susan L. Clauson, EIC Labs., Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3392:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets III
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach, Editor(s)

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