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Application of UV-Raman spectroscopy to the detection of chemical and biological threats
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Paper Abstract

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC) and ITT Industries Advanced Engineering and Sciences Division (AES) have been collaborating on the transitioning and subsequent development of a short-range, non-contact Raman lidar system specifically designed to detect and identify chemical agents on the battlefield. [The instrument, referred to as LISA (Laser Interrogation of Surface Agents), will the subject of an accompanying paper.] As part of this collaboration, BNL has the responsibility for developing a spectral database (library) of surrogates and precursors for use with LISA’s pattern recognition algorithms. In this paper, the authors discuss the phenomenon of UV Raman and resonance-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, the development of an instrument-independent Raman spectral library, and highlight the exploitable characteristics present in the acquired spectral signatures that suggest potential utility in our country’s efforts on Homeland Security.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5269, Chemical and Biological Point Sensors for Homeland Defense, (8 March 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.519165
Show Author Affiliations
Arthur J. Sedlacek III, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
Steven D. Christesen, Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)
Tom Chyba, ITT Industries, Inc. (United States)
Pat Ponsardin, ITT Industries, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5269:
Chemical and Biological Point Sensors for Homeland Defense
Arthur J. Sedlacek III; Richard Colton; Tuan Vo-Dinh, Editor(s)

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