TATP


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TATP

abbreviation for
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) triacetone triperoxide: a highly unstable explosive, used esp by suicide bombers
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At five meters and four meters frm the source, TATP and TNT particles could be identified.
Police arrested the two men after security guards found a substance believed to be triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, on a plastic bag that one of them was carrying.
This information was not immediately acted on, and the student was able to manufacture over 3 pounds of TATP in his shared apartment.
QCM can detect a number of explosives that are undetectable with ion mobility spectroscopy, such as urea nitrate and ammonium nitrate, the explosives that were used in the London and Madrid bombings, and TATP, a liquid explosive.
TATP is not made or used commercially, it's too dangerous.
The six suspects made an explosive called TATP from scratch using kitchen pans to boil down chemicals, it was claimed at Woolwich Crown Court yesterday.
The unit can detect TATP, EGDN, DMNB, and ICAO taggants.
The alleged main charge, along with its TATP detonator, had a similar explosive strength to the "highly explosive" gelignite and TNT, according to forensic scientist Claire McGavigan.
Reid, the British citizen who tried to blow up an American jetliner in December 2001 with explosives hidden in his shoes, also had a TATP detonator.
Using Pavlovian training techniques common to bee research, they trained bees to give a positive detection response when they were exposed to vapors from TNT, C4, TATP explosives and propellants.
Even if you had managed to monopolise the aeroplane lavatory from Heathrow to the longitude of Greenland, you would then be faced with the step of evaporating off the remaining solution to get solid TATP.
Known as the explosive of choice for many terrorist organisations, TATP is easy to make yet very hard to detect using conventional methods.