Development of a miniature calorimeter for identification and detection of explosives and other energetic compounds Conference Paper uri icon


  • The development of a versatile system capable of providing rapid, portable, and inexpensive detection of energetic compounds is needed critically to satisfy a wide range of applications in the fields of homeland security, forensic analysis, emergency response, and industrial hazards analysis. The hand-held nanocalorimeter will serve as a first-of-its-kind screening tools for energetic compounds directly in the settings where they are needed with high efficiency, reduced cost, and simplicity with ease of use. Calorimetric techniques can provide direct measurements of energy release potential and therefore this system do not depend on prior knowledge of familiar compounds.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, Y., Ugaz, V. A., North, S. W., Rogers, W. J., & Mannan, M. S.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Liu, Yen-Shan||Ugaz, Victor A||North, Simon W||Rogers, William J||Mannan, M Sam

publication date

  • December 2007