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Forensic applications of microscopical infrared internal reflection spectroscopy
Author(s): Mary W. Tungol; Edward G. Bartick; John A. Reffner
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Paper Abstract

Applications of microscopical infrared internal reflection spectroscopy in forensic science are discussed. Internal reflection spectra of single fibers, hairs, paint chips, vehicle rubber bumpers, photocopy toners, carbon copies, writing ink on paper, lipstick on tissue, black electrical tape, and other types of forensic evidence have been obtained. The technique is convenient, non-destructive, and may permit smeared materials to be analyzed in situ.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2089, 9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (31 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166666
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Mary W. Tungol, FBI Lab. (United States)
Edward G. Bartick, FBI Academy (United States)
John A. Reffner, Spectra-Tech, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2089:
9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
John E. Bertie; Hal Wieser, Editor(s)

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