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Applications

Detection of Explosives

The age of globalization is increasing the volume of goods moved and traded around the world at a rapid rate. In this context, checking for dangerous and illegal substances such as drugs and explosives is becoming ever more important. A vast array of different explosive detection technologies is currently used to search for these dangerous and illicit substances. 

The Drugs and Explosives detector (DE-tector) facilitates fast and sensitive detection of the most common explosives such as inorganic and organic nitrates, aromatic nitro compounds, nitramines and organic peroxides. Surfaces such as luggage, laptops and cargo packages, can be easily wiped using special glass fiber coated sampling strips and a strip holder. Dedicated software algorithms and a reference library provide automatic detection of explosives at trace concentrations (low ng range) on many different surfaces.

Detection of Narcotics

 It is estimated that nearly 5% of global adult population consumes illicit drugs. It is well known that the most worldwide taken illicit drug is cannabis followed by the synthetic produced amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS, excluded ecstasy). In this context, checking for illegal substances at border crossings is becoming more and more important. 

The Drugs and Explosives detector (DE-tector) facilitates the fast and sensitive detection of most common natural narcotics such as opiates, cocaine and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) related compounds as well as synthetic narcotics e.g. ecstasy and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Standard narcotic samples as well as street sold drugs, which are often contaminated with different kind of additives, could be detected at a low nanogram range.