Detection of Peroxide and Tetrazine Explosives on Surfaces by Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry

Authors: J. Michael Nilles, Theresa Connell, H. Dupont Durst, James A. Laramée
American Laboratory Online Edition 2009, Jan, 01, 2, 1-5


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