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Application of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to examination of documents
Author(s): Janina Zieba-Palus; Beata Trzcinska
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Paper Abstract

Some 30 samples of writing and wrapping paper were examined using two techniques: transmission (as a KBr disc) and diffuse reflectance. About 15 blue ball pen ink samples were extracted directly from the document by means of a C2H5OH - CHCl3 mixture using an extraction apparatus which enables the separation of impurities (coming from a paper) from the extracted ball pen inks. Infrared spectra were measured on a Digilab Fourier transform spectrometer FTS-15 within the range 400 - 3800 cm-1. Statistical inference based on T2 Hotelling's test to assess the significance of differences observed in IR spectra of samples without examining the origin and essence of those differences was applied. The analysis of the spectral data was performed on a IBM-AT computer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1575, 8th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56426
Show Author Affiliations
Janina Zieba-Palus, Institute of Forensic Research (Poland)
Beata Trzcinska, Institute of Forensic Research (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1575:
8th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
Herbert Michael Heise; Ernst Heiner Korte; Heinz W. Siesler, Editor(s)

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