Improve explosive detection with the ARL EQUINOX 100 X-ray Diffractometer
25 March 2024

Despite relatively low case numbers compared to other forensic applications, improving explosive detection techniques is crucial due to the persistent threat of attacks by terrorist organizations and criminals. X-ray diffraction (XRD) is a powerful method in analyzing crystalline materials and mixtures to identify explosive materials. In this application note, the Thermo Scientific™ ARL™ EQUINOX 100 benchtop XRD instrument is highlighted as a transportable and versatile tool that meets the requirements of forensic science. The ARL EQUINOX 100 XRD can collect data of explosives within five-minute measurement time. The combination of MDI JADE 2010 and ICDD pdf 4 organics database allows qualitative and quantitative phase analysis (WPF Rietveld refinement) of the samples.







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