Skip to main content

Detection of Homemade Explosives using Handheld Raman Analyzer

AppNote RAD003: Detection of Homemade Explosives


A feature found in the most common homemade explosives (HMEs) is color, due to impurities that are present in the sample, which cause fluorescence interference when using a Raman analyzer with 785nm excitation. The Progeny ResQ handheld analyzer uses a 1064 nm longer excitation wavelength laser, and is able to measure a wider range of materials.

To download this report, please complete this form:



Raman products from Rigaku

A cost-effective solution for departments looking for targeted chemical threat analysis

Offers features and benefits that maximize chemical threat analysis in safety and security applications

Provides presumptive identification of narcotics, precursor chemicals, and cutting agents

Handheld Raman for raw material identification and finished product authentication using 1064 nm Raman analysis.