Volume 18, Issue 2 (April 1973)

    Optimization of Firearm Residue Detection by Neutron Activation Analysis

    (Received 27 September 1972; accepted 24 October 1972)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    Rudzitis, E
    Illinois Bureau of Identification, Joliet, Ill

    Kopina, M
    Illinois Bureau of Identification, Joliet, Ill

    Wahlgren, M
    Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill


    Stock #: JFS10016J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10016J

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    Title Optimization of Firearm Residue Detection by Neutron Activation Analysis
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