Analyst, The Centre of Forensic Sciences, Toronto, Ontario
(Received 30 June 1971; accepted 7 August 1971)
Thermal methods of analysis have attained a position of prominence recently, particularly in applications to fibers, plastics, and other synthetic polymeric materials . This is principally due to the development of several instruments designed to analyze submilligram specimens which yield satisfactory quantitative and qualitative data . Among the instruments commercially available is the Perkin-Elmer differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). We have successfully used the DSC to identify most synthetic fibers in significant amounts in case materials submitted for analysis.
Paper ID: JFS10122J