Explosives & Weapons

  Posted on: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
New optical device detects drugs, bomb-making chemicals
Homeland Security News Wire

Scientists searching for traces of drugs, bomb-making components, and other chemicals often shine light on the materials they’re analyzing. This approach is known as spectroscopy, and it involves studying how light interacts with trace amounts of matter. One of the more effective types of spectroscopy is infrared absorption spectroscopy, which scientists use to sleuth out performance-enhancing drugs in blood samples and tiny particles of explosives in the air.


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