Optimization of Firearm Residue Detection by Neutron Activation Analysis

    Volume 18, Issue 2 (April 1973)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Rudzitis, E
    Illinois Bureau of Identification, Joliet, Ill

    Kopina, M
    Illinois Bureau of Identification, Joliet, Ill

    Wahlgren, M
    Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill

    (Received 27 September 1972; accepted 24 October 1972)

    Abstract

    The availability of high resolution Ge-Li detectors combined with automated data reduction enable refinements in the presently used technique of firearm discharge residue detection by adding 133Ba and 124Sb tracers as internal standards and by coprecipitation of Sb2S3 and BaSO4. This procedure reduces the manipulations of radioactive substances and increases the reliability of the results.


    Paper ID: JFS10016J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10016J

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