A Method for the Longitudinal Sectioning of Single Hair Samples

    Volume 47, Issue 4 (July 2002)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 2002

    Page Count: 4


    Kempson, IM
    Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, South Australia

    Kirkbride, PK
    Forensic Science,

    Skinner, WM
    Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, South Australia

    (Received 4 January 2002; accepted 20 December 2001)

    Abstract

    A simple technique is presented for the longitudinal sectioning of hair samples without the need for any embedding medium. The technique applies to single hair samples that are placed in a groove of a particular depth and can either be scraped or cut to the desired level. Planar sections are obtained that reveal the internal structure of the sample and are ideal for the application of surface analytical techniques for the study of internal transverse and longitudinal distributions of xenobiotics.


    Paper ID: JFS15452J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15452J

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