Identification of Match Head Residues in Post-Explosion Debris

    Volume 36, Issue 5 (September 1991)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Zeichner, A
    Scientific officers and head, Toolmarks and Materials Laboratory, Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Glattstein, B
    Scientific officers and head, Toolmarks and Materials Laboratory, Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    Landau, E
    Scientific officers and head, Toolmarks and Materials Laboratory, Division of Identification and Forensic Science, Israel Police Headquarters, Jerusalem,

    (Received 14 September 1990; accepted 4 January 1991)

    Abstract

    A method is described to detect and identify match head residues in post-explosion debris of improvised explosive devices. The method consists of visual microscopic examination, scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive spectroscopy (SEM/EDS), and spot tests for elemental sulfur and chlorate ion. The technique was applied in 13 cases of exploded pipe bombs devices. In 10 of them, match head residues were detected and identified.


    Paper ID: JFS13157J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13157J

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    Title Identification of Match Head Residues in Post-Explosion Debris
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