Mid-IR Cerpas for Humanitarian Demining

About the project

The Mid-IR CERPAS project based at the University of Sheffield and under the supervision of Dr Michael Hippler began recently on the 1 October of this year.

The project aims to develop a new analytical technique of cavity-enhanced resonant photoacoustic spectroscopy (CERPAS) to detect explosives’ vapours released from landmines. If successful, this could complement and possibly replace landmine detection by sniffer dogs.

The project is off to a good start, having recruited an experienced research associate, Dr Mark Stringer, to work with Dr Hippler, as well as procuring optical and electronic components and a suitable mid-IR quantum cascade laser.

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