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Nonintrusive Raman analysis of chemical agents
Author(s): Steven D. Christesen; Michael M. Carrabba; Job M. Bello
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Paper Abstract

Portable fiber-optic Raman systems are being used to analyze chemical agents and other toxic chemicals in sealed glass containers. These containers include ampoules and bottles that are contents of chemical agent identification sets (CAIS) developed for use in training military personnel in chemical agent identification, safe handling, and decontamination. Real-time nonintrusive analysis of these sets is required so that the items containing chemical agents can be identified for proper disposal. This paper details the laboratory measurement of Raman spectra of chemical agents, Raman scattering cross sections of chemical agents, and the analysis of CAIS items in the field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4577, Vibrational Spectroscopy-based Sensor Systems, (22 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455746
Show Author Affiliations
Steven D. Christesen, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)
Michael M. Carrabba, Chromex, Inc. (United States)
Job M. Bello, EIC Labs., Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4577:
Vibrational Spectroscopy-based Sensor Systems
Steven D. Christesen; Arthur J. Sedlacek III, Editor(s)

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