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Application of DRIFT spectroscopy for the matching of dye extracts from small textile samples
Author(s): Serge Kokot; Stewart Carswell
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Paper Abstract

A DRIFT method for collecting spectra from dye mixtures (50 - 500 ng) extracted from small textile samples (2 mm yarn) is outlined. Results of experiments using library search routines for matching of IR spectra of simple (< 5 components) dye mixtures indicate that matches can be distinguished satisfactorily, however, with complex (8 - 14 components) dye mixture matching of duplicate spectra is less well defined. The application of principal component analysis for matching and discrimination of small dye extracts from a worn garment suggests that this is a useful approach and can add to the TLC information about the sample.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1575, 8th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56491
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Serge Kokot, Queensland Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Stewart Carswell, Queensland Univ. of Technology (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1575:
8th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy

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