An Improved Method for Rapid and Accurate Scanning of Fibers on Tape

    Volume 26, Issue 3 (July 1981)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1981

    Page Count: 4


    Garger, EF
    Forensic chemists, United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Frankfurt-am-Main,

    Grieve, MC
    Forensic chemists, United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Frankfurt-am-Main,

    (Received 10 December 1980; accepted 19 January 1981)

    Abstract

    The use of adhesive tape to remove fibers transferred during contact between garments in criminal cases is standard forensic science practice. Problems associated with the recovery of “suspect” fibers from these tape strips are discussed. An aid to searching is suggested that eliminates these problems and provides an effective, accurate, and time-saving method for dealing with this routine task. It also allows more accurate quantitation of various fiber types present on tapes.


    Paper ID: JFS11399J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11399J

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