Volume 21, Issue 1 (January 1976)
A Rapid Microtechnique for the Detection of Trace Metals from Gunshot Residues
The detection of primer and gunshot residues is important to the criminalist. Several techniques to detect trace materials have been proposed as providing definitive proof that primer or gunshot residue is present [1–8]. While the dermal nitrate-nitrite test has been shown to yield misleading information , tests based on the detection of one or more of the metals lead, barium, antimony, and copper appear to be much more reliable .