A Guide to the Rapid Screening, Identification, and Comparison of Synthetic Fibers in Dust Samples

    Volume 32, Issue 3 (May 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 10


    Petraco, N
    Detective/criminalist, New York City Police Laboratory, New York, NY

    (Received 24 April 1986; accepted 14 July 1986)

    Abstract

    A microscopical scheme for the examination, identification, and comparison of the synthetic fibers present in dust is proposed. The method involves mounting a sample of dust in a medium with a refractive index of 1.525 at 25°C. and collecting morphological and optical data about the synthetic fibers present in the dust specimen. The data are then used to identify each fiber's generic class and to compare fiber samples. This scheme was designed for examiners with little experience in synthetic fiber examination.


    Paper ID: JFS12383J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12383J

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    Title A Guide to the Rapid Screening, Identification, and Comparison of Synthetic Fibers in Dust Samples
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