Volume 36, Issue 5 (September 1991)

    Identification of Match Head Residues in Post-Explosion Debris

    (Received 14 September 1990; accepted 4 January 1991)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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,


    Stock #: JFS13157J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13157J

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    Title Identification of Match Head Residues in Post-Explosion Debris
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30