Special Issues-04-01-2011

More-specific, sensitive, rapid, and portable spectroscopic methods detect biological threats.

A fluoride-regeneration approach enables biomonitoring of chemical warfare nerve agents.

A portable Raman analyzer with laser excitation at 1550 nm provides "eye-safe" explosives detection.

A compact standoff Raman system can be used to detect hazardous chemicals and chemicals used in homemade explosives synthesis.

Combining multiple sensors into one instrument increases the probability of detecting explosive residues and enables the detection of a greater number of explosives.

A review of recent developments in MIR spectroscopy that have potential for field deployment in defense and homeland security applications for standoff detection of highly energetic materials (HEM) and homemade explosives (HME), as well as in forensic sciences applications.

Click the title above to open the Spectroscopy April 2011 Defense and Homeland Security Supplement, Vol 26 No s4, in an interactive PDF format.