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dc.contributor.authorGillanders, Ross Neil
dc.contributor.authorSamuel, Ifor David William
dc.contributor.authorTurnbull, Graham Alexander
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Iain Angus
dc.contributor.authorGlackin, James Michael Edward
dc.contributor.editorRaposo, Maria
dc.contributor.editorRibeiro, Paulo A.
dc.identifier.citationGillanders , R N , Samuel , I D W , Turnbull , G A , Campbell , I A & Glackin , J M E 2018 , Advances in optical sensing of explosive vapours . in M Raposo & P A Ribeiro (eds) , Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology (PHOTOPTICS 2018) . SciTePress , pp. 323-327 , Photoptics 2018 , Madeira , Portugal , 25/01/18 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 252066165
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8825-3234/work/40797750
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85052017239
dc.descriptionThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under agreement no 284747, and the EPSRC under EP/K503940/1, EP/K503162/1, and EP/N509759/1. IDWS acknowledges a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.en
dc.description.abstractOptical techniques for the detection of explosives are receiving increasing interest due to potentially fast responding, highly-sensitive systems. Conjugated polymers are suitable probe materials for this application since their fluorescence is quenched by electronegative materials including explosives. This can be used to make a sensor for explosive vapour, which can then give chemical information to help identify explosive devices, and complements other approaches such as metal detectors and ground penetrating radar. Whilst the principle has been known for some time, its practical implementation requires considerable development of instrumentation and materials, including preconcentration materials. This paper reports our current efforts to address these challenges, with particular emphasis on humanitarian demining and looking towards application in Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection.
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology (PHOTOPTICS 2018)en
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dc.subjectOrganic semiconductorsen
dc.subjectConjugated polymersen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.subjectT Technologyen
dc.titleAdvances in optical sensing of explosive vapoursen
dc.typeConference itemen
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Commissionen
dc.contributor.sponsorThe Royal Societyen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Physics and Astronomyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Condensed Matter Physicsen

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