Issue Date: April 4, 2011
Explosives Standard Developed By NIST
A new standard reference material for trace explosive compounds is available from NIST for calibration of trace-explosives detectors. The testing package, SRM 2906, contains calibration solutions of three explosive compounds: RDX (cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine), an ingredient in C-4; pentaerythritol tetranitrate, or PETN; and TNT. According to NIST, the new reference standard satisfies the need for independent test materials with low uncertainties at concentrations necessary for reliable calibration of trace-explosives devices, such as those used at . . .
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