Volume 24, Issue 1 (January 1979)

    Reconstruction of Fractured Glass by Laser Beam Interferometry

    (Received 14 February 1978; accepted 14 June 1978)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The matching of fractured glass fragments has been extended by von Bremen [1] to include the intrinsic heterogeneities referred to in the glass industry as “ream” [2]. Von Bremen used a fiber optics source to project a shadowgraph of fractured glass onto a photographic film that was then developed. Although this is a powerful method for comparing ream marking, the technique suffers a disadvantage in that the ream cannot readily be seen with the naked eye in all samples. It is readily apparent in container glass, lamp bulb glass, and drawn window glass. In other types of glass including float glass, the photographic film must be developed before it is known whether an image of the heterogeneities of the glass has been adequately recorded.


    Author Information:

    Thornton, JI
    Associate professor of forensic science, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley,

    Cashman, PJ
    Assistant professor of forensic science, California State University, Sacramento, Calif.


    Stock #: JFS10796J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10796J

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    Title Reconstruction of Fractured Glass by Laser Beam Interferometry
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