Preliminary Results of the Detection and Identification of Glass Microsphere Taggants
As part of a 3-year technical project funded by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the University of Missouri-Rolla is currently researching the concept of using glass microspheres in explosives as taggants. Testing is ongoing not only regarding detect ability issues but also to determine compatibility with a broad suite of explosives. Preliminary results indicate that large numbers of the glass microsphere taggants typically survive explosive tests and are readily found afterwards.
E. Achelpohl et al., "Preliminary Results of the Detection and Identification of Glass Microsphere Taggants," Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE), Jan 2001.
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