Analysis of Brass by X-Ray Powder Diffraction

    Volume 26, Issue 2 (April 1981)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 April 1981

    Page Count: 9

    Rendle, DF
    Senior scientific officer, The Metropolitan Police Forensic Science Lab, London,

    (Received 11 August 1980; accepted 3 September 1980)


    X-ray powder diffraction provides useful discrimination between brass specimens that occur as contact traces. Phases are identified and under favorable circumstances may be quantified. The copper/zinc ratio within a single-phase brass can be estimated with ease to ±1%.

    Paper ID: JFS11367J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11367J

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    Title Analysis of Brass by X-Ray Powder Diffraction
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