Permeation of Fingerprints Through Laboratory Gloves

    Volume 25, Issue 3 (July 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 July 1980

    Page Count: 4

    Willinski, G
    Research physicist, University of Dayton Research Institute, Kirtland Air Force Base, N. Mex

    (Received 5 November 1979; accepted 21 January 1980)


    Repeated controlled tests have shown that impressions from laboratory gloves will print onto optical components in 20 to 40 min and, in some cases, sooner. Careful testing demonstrated that palmar sweat passed through the glove material; the problem was not that gloves conform to the friction ridges of the fingers and then transfer some contaminant. The problem can be alleviated to a great extent by wearing thin cotton gloves like those commonly used in the film industry.

    Paper ID: JFS11275J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11275J

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    Title Permeation of Fingerprints Through Laboratory Gloves
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30