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Low THz spectroscopy of some widely used explosives
Author(s): Tatiana Globus; Boris Gelmont; Tatyana Khromova
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Paper Abstract

We investigated resonance spectroscopic features from several widely used explosives materials including RDX and PETN in the low THz range with the goal of understanding the mechanism of interaction between radiation and material in the form of solid films, gels and dilute solutions (suspensions). FTIR spectroscopy was used to measure spectra in transmission and reflection modes. We demonstrated that very small amount of material with a simple sample preparation technique can be used still providing very accurate results. Spectral features are specific not only for main ingredients but for modifications with different plasticizers. The consistency of results for different amount of material was observed. Computational modeling confirmed the lowest frequency modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7671, Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems IV: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense, 76710C (26 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849921
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Tatiana Globus, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Boris Gelmont, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
Tatyana Khromova, Univ. of Virginia (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7671:
Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems IV: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense
Mehdi Anwar; Nibir K. Dhar; Thomas W. Crowe, Editor(s)

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