Volume 26, Issue 4 (October 1981)

    Identification of Bullet Particles in Bone Fragments by Electron Beam X-Ray Microanalysis

    (Received 9 March 1981; accepted 6 May 1981)

    Published Online: October

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Small fragments of human temporal bone from skeletal remains were examined to identify radiopaque particles associated with the bone. Scanning electron microscopy, X-ray energy dispersive analysis, and electron probe microanalysis were used in examining both external bone surfaces and the internal bone areas that were exposed by cutting sections through the bone fragments. Elemental analysis of the bone surface showed aluminum, silicon, chlorine, potassium, calcium, and iron. Electron probe X-ray mapping of radiopaque particles embedded in the bone identified lead as the major element and antimony as the minor element. This method is useful for elemental analysis of micrometre-sized particles found in or on calcified tissues.


    Author Information:

    Robinson, EM
    Associate professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

    Simmelink, JW
    Associate professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

    Staikoff, LS
    Associate professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio


    Stock #: JFS11423J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11423J

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    Title Identification of Bullet Particles in Bone Fragments by Electron Beam X-Ray Microanalysis
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30