Raman spectroscopy techniques for detection of energetic materials at high and low concentration

Mohd Jamil, Arniza Khairani (2015) Raman spectroscopy techniques for detection of energetic materials at high and low concentration. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis presents the development of a rapid, sensitive and reproducible spectroscopic method for the detection of TNT in forensic and environmental applications. Simple nano sensors prepared by cost effective methods were utilized as sensitive platforms for the detection of TNT by surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. The optimization of the substrate and the careful selection of a suitable recognition molecule contributed to the significant improvements of sensitive and selective targeting over current detection methods. The work presented in this thesis paves the way for effective detection and monitoring of explosives residues in law enforcement and environmental health applications.

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ID Code: 89218
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Kiriakous, Emad & Fredericks, Peter
Keywords: Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), ultra-trace analysis, gold nanoparticles, homogeneous nanostructure assembly, 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), Meisenheimer complex
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2016 06:09
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 03:31

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