Volume 38, Issue 5 (September 1993)

    Identification of Ammunitions Used in a Lethal Robbery. Comparison Between Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (SEM-EDX) and Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) Measurements

    (Received 9 November 1992; accepted 26 February 1993)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Gunshot residues (GSRs) sampled in proximity of the hole left by a bullet on the clothes of a person wounded during a homicidal robbery, have been examined by the authors, on request of the Court. These investigations have shown that gunshot residues GSRs can be considered consistent with a shot discharged by a pistol SIG SAUER, found on the crime scene, with Sellier & Bellot (S&B) ammunition. Actually, these cartridges leave residues in which tin is present together with lead and barium, as found in the examined GSRs. An evaluation of the firing distance and a comparison between scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (SEM-EDX) and Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) have been also performed.


    Author Information:

    Moauro, A
    Senior Research Chemist, ENEA-INN/PCM, CRE Casaccia, Rome,

    Falso, G
    SEM-EDX Laboratory Officer, Criminalpol, EUR, Rome,


    Stock #: JFS13530J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13530J

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    Title Identification of Ammunitions Used in a Lethal Robbery. Comparison Between Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (SEM-EDX) and Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) Measurements
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