chapter  6
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Detecting explosives, bombs, and guns

Thus far, detection of guns and bombs has largely been by detection of metal, though dogs and

chemical sniffers are also now increasingly used for detecting explosives. A great deal of further

development, however, is needed in the detection of plastic and other materials and of explosives by

various kinds of penetrating ray or radiation, the most promising being by neutron bombardment

and the detection of dielectric properties of materials. Trends and prospects will be examined in this

chapter.