How to Rapidly Identify Explosives and Other Substances of Forensic Interest

by | Bioclinical, Forensics

Do you need to gain an understanding of how explosive traces can be accurately detected in seconds without sample preparation? If so, this presentation will demonstrate a process involving the use of thermal desorption methods for rapid identification of explosives and other substances of forensic interest.

Trace detection equipment can be used in both the lab and in the field to detect explosives and other substances of forensic interest. In order to do this quickly, the process involves the use of thermal desorption methods, which do not compromise or affect the performance of the detection limits. In this presentation, we show the how the Thermal Extraction Ion Source(TEIS) coupled with a SCIEX Mass Spectrometer delivers rapid identification with the required sensitivity demanded by security and forensic organizations.

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To find out more Separation Science is hosting a presentation by Dr Richard Sleeman of Mass Spec Analytical Ltd, UK who will be speaking about the rapid identification of explosives and other substances of forensic interest as part of its upcoming 'Advances in Forensics & Toxicology' eSeminar this month. Simply register for the eSeminar to access the presentation.

About the presenter
Richard-Sleeman_75.pngDr Sleeman has worked in the field of trace detection for over thirty years, specializing in the detection of drugs, explosives, and precursors using mass spectrometry. He is a founder and the Scientific  Director of Mass Spec Analytical Limited (MSA), and pioneered the use of tandem mass spectrometry without chromatography for forensic applications, to the point of achieving laboratory accreditation by UKAS to the ISO 17025 international standard. He has published over thirty peer-reviewed publications on the subject of trace detection and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Chartered Chemist, a Chartered Scientist, and a professional Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. Throughout his career, Dr Sleeman has specialized in rapid analysis by mass spectrometry, using a range of ambient ionization techniques. This has involved successful collaborations with a number of University Departments, most recently Liverpool for the development of low-temperature plasma ion sources.

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Published  Nov 24, 2017

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