Characterization of Explosives & Precursors
R1-A1

Characterization includes a variety of activities

  • Properties
  • Signatures
  • Protocols for safe handling and disposal
  • Interaction of explosive with other media, specifically polymers

Relevance

  • Properties & signatures are used by DHS, TSA, TSL, National Labs
    • This information is vital for safety, modeling and detection
  • Protocols are used by researchers and first responders
    • This also informs safety in labs, the field and operational areas
  • This feeds directly into the database available to forensic labs (military & civilian) & detection instrument manufacturers
Project Leader
  • Jimmie Oxley
    Professor
    University of Rhode Island
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Faculty and Staff Currently Involved in Project
  • Jim Smith
    Professor
    URI
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  • Gerald Kagan
    Post-Doc
    URI
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Students Currently Involved in Project
  • Maria Donnelly
    URI
  • Matt Porter
    URI
  • Austin Brown
    URI
  • Devon Swanson
    URI
  • Lindsay McLennan
    URI