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Detection of Drugs of Abuse by Raman Spectroscopy

West, M.J., Went, Michael J. (2011) Detection of Drugs of Abuse by Raman Spectroscopy. Drug Testing and Analysis, 3 (9). pp. 532-538. ISSN 1942-7603. (doi:10.1002/dta.217)

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Raman spectroscopy can provide rapid, sensitive, non-destructive analysis of a variety of drug types (e.g. amphetamines, alkaloids, designer drugs and date rape drugs). This review concentrates on developments in the past 15 years. It considers identification and quantification of drugs of abuse in different types of forensic evidence, including bulk street drugs as well as traces found in drinks, on fibres/clothing, in fingerprints, on fingernails, on bank notes and in body fluids.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/dta.217
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Michael J Went
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 13:52 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 08:55 UTC
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