Quadrupole resonance (QR) has been demonstrated to be an effective technique for detecting the presence of energetic materials hidden in baggage and cargo. Quantum Magnetics has developed a series of explosive detection devices (EDDs) based on QR technology. The QSCAN1000 can detect the presence of two main high-explosive molecules, RDX and PETN. These two materials are the main explosive constituents of many military plastic explosives. C4 and Semtex H contain RDX; Detasheet and Sentex A and H contain PETN.

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    • Reports on Leading Edge Engineering from the 1997 NAE Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering.
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    National Academy Press

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    • Rayner, T
  • Publication Date: 1998


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  • Accession Number: 00763713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309059836
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 5 1999 12:00AM