Volume 33, Issue 1 (January 1988)

    Classification and Discrimination of Sheet and Container Glasses by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry and Pattern Recognition

    (Received 28 March 1987; accepted 20 May 1987)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometric determination of the concentrations of aluminum, barium, calcium, iron, magnesium, managanese, sodium, strontium, and titanium in 184 colorless container and sheet glasses was used to evaluate classification procedures for these two classes of glass. Effective two-dimensional visualization of the classification results is afforded by principal components analysis of the data with correct classification of 180 of the 184 samples. Good discrimination among sources of glass within a class is provided using hierarchical, unsupervised clustering. Individual manufacturing plants of a common container glass can be distinguished in most instances.


    Author Information:

    Fiedler, C
    Mineralogy examiner and special agent, Materials Analysis Unit, FBI Laboratory, Washington, DC

    Rawalt, RC
    Mineralogy examiner and special agent, Materials Analysis Unit, FBI Laboratory, Washington, DC

    Koons, RD
    Research chemist, Forensic Science Research Unit, FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA


    Stock #: JFS12436J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12436J

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    Title Classification and Discrimination of Sheet and Container Glasses by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry and Pattern Recognition
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