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Black and smokeless powders : technologies for finding bombs and the bomb makers

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Smokeless and Black Powder.; National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Some 600 pipe bomb explosions per year have occurred in the United States during the past several years. How can we help protect the public from these homemade devices?
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Black and smokeless powders.
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607261698
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Smokeless and Black Powder.; National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources.
ISBN: 0309062462 9780309062466
OCLC Number: 40763404
Description: xiii, 164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Markers and Taggants --
Origin and Scope of This Study --
Black and Smokeless Powders: Characteristics, Production, and Distribution --
Chemical Composition, Properties, and Legal Uses --
Producers of Black and Smokeless Powders --
Distribution Systems --
Manufacturing Processes --
Black and Smokeless Powders in Improvised Explosive Devices --
Statistics on the Use of Improvised Explosive Devices Containing Black and Smokeless Powders --
Total Number of Reported Bombings Involving Black and Smokeless Powders --
"Significant" Reported Bombings --
Targets of Bombings --
Detection of Black and Smokeless Powder Devices --
Detection Scenarios --
Detecting Improvised Explosive Devices Containing Unmarked Powders --
Portal Scenario --
Suspicious Package Scenario --
Bomb Threat Scenario --
Markers for Black and Smokeless Powders --
Characteristics of an Ideal Marker --
Approaches to Marking --
Vapor Markers --
Radiation-emitting Markers --
Other Marking Approaches --
Discussion --
Identification --
Methods and Approaches --
The Role of Physical Evidence in Bombing Cases --
Use of Black and Smokeless Powder Databases --
Tracing the Product Through the Distribution Chain --
Taggants for Black and Smokeless Powders --
Characteristics of an Ideal Taggant --
Taggant Technologies --
Taggant Classification --
Evaluation of Taggant Concepts Against Ideal Characteristics --
Experience with Taggants in Explosives --
Taggants in High Explosives --
Use of Taggants in Switzerland --
Taggants in Black and Smokeless Powders --
Discussion. Implications of Taggant Use for the Analysis of Black and Smokeless Powders --
Matching the Bomb Filler to Materials in a Suspect's Possession --
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members --
Statement of Task and Enabling Legislation --
Committee Meetings --
Taggant and Marker Concepts --
Presentations by Stakeholder Groups --
Committee Site Visits --
Laboratories Capable of Testing --
Regulation of Black and Smokeless Powders.
Responsibility: Committee on Smokeless and Black Powder, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council.

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Focuses on ways to improve public safety by preventing bombings involving smokeless or black powders and apprehending the makers of the explosive devices. This book examines technologies used for  Read more...

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