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An electro-conductive organic coating for scanning electron microscopy (déjà vu)
Author(s): Bryan R. Burnett
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Paper Abstract

An organic compound, originally marketed as an antistatic, can form an extremely thin electro-conductive coating upon drying. A scanning electron microscope (SEM) application for this compound was first explored in the late 1960s. A coating of this compound eliminates the need for carbon or gold coating in some applications. It is well suited for the viewing of fabric samples and associated gunshot residue (GSR) in the SEM and makes it possible to quickly analyze fabric bullet wipe and bore wipe GSR. Fabric samples can also be examined for GSR from intermediate-range shots to estimate muzzle-target distances. Scanning

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Date Published: 16 September 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9236, Scanning Microscopies 2014, 92360L (16 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2065553
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Bryan R. Burnett, Meixa Tech (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9236:
Scanning Microscopies 2014
Michael T. Postek; Dale E. Newbury; S. Frank Platek; Tim K. Maugel, Editor(s)

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