Accession Number : AD0286272

Title :   RESEARCH IN TRACE ANALYSIS OF ULTRA-PURE EXPLOSIVES. PART I - LITERATURE SURVEY

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : SEMEL,STANLEY

Report Date : FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The results of an extensive literature search for instrumental techniques having sensitivities of less than 1 ppm applicable to explosives research are presented. Information was also gathered by personal contact with investigators in the field of trace analysis. The techniques discussed are atomic absorption, light absorption, activation anal sis, electron paramagnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, optical emission and flame photometry. Tables of sensitivities are included for each technique as well as comparisons of the techniques discussed to permit the reader to appreciate the sensitivity relationships. Parameters affecting the detection of cations and some anions are include . (Author)

Descriptors :   *BIBLIOGRAPHIES, *CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, *EXPLOSIVES, *IMPURITIES, ABSORPTION, ANALYSIS, FLAMES, LIGHT, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, PARAMAGNETIC RESONANCE, PHOTOMETERS, SENSITIVITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE