Volume 22, Issue 2 (April 1977)

    Application of Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy in Fire Investigation

    (Received 18 June 1976; accepted 1 September 1976)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The classic examination of arson-related evidence in the forensic science laboratory strives to identify the particular accelerant employed by the perpetrator. Very often this is not possible because of the complete combustion of that accelerant, loss of the unburned accelerant because of evaporation, or loss in the mechanics of extinguishing the fire.


    Author Information:

    Covey, EL
    Chief forensic chemist, Regional Criminalistics Laboratory, Metropolitan Kansas City, Mo.


    Stock #: JFS10592J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10592J

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    Title Application of Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy in Fire Investigation
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    Committee E30