Characterization of Gunshot Residues by X-Ray Diffraction

    Volume 27, Issue 3 (July 1982)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1982

    Page Count: 7


    Steinberg, M
    professor of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem,

    Tassa, M
    Deputy head and scientific officer, Criminal Identification Division, Israel National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Leist, Y
    Deputy head and scientific officer, Criminal Identification Division, Israel National Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    (Received 13 November 1981; accepted 29 December 1981)

    Abstract

    The application of X-ray diffraction complemented by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray analysis to the characterization of gunshot residues is reported. Lead in the metallic form is found to be the main constituent of all gunshot residues tested. Several mechanisms are proposed to explain the appearance of lead in the metallic state as well as the formation of gunshot residue.


    Paper ID: JFS12175J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12175J

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