Studies of the Spatial Distribution of Firearms Discharge Residues

    Volume 21, Issue 4 (October 1976)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1976

    Page Count: 15


    Seamster, A
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia

    Pate, BD
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia

    Ruddy, F
    Nuclear Radiation Center, Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.

    Gislason, J
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia

    Jackson, K
    Nuclear Radiation Center, Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.

    Mead, T
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia

    (Received 11 November 1975; accepted 23 January 1976)

    Abstract

    The technique of determining the circumstances of the discharge of a firearm through measurement of the inorganic residue from combustion of the primer has been substantially detailed [1–23]. The principal components of this residue are usually lead (Pb), antimony (Sb), and barium (Ba); the latter two elements may be determined, in the trace quantities encountered, by neutron activation analysis [5,9–11]; all three may be determined by atomic absorption spectrometry [12,13,21,22].


    Paper ID: JFS10574J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10574J

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