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ASTM WK78749

New Guide for Microspectrophotometry in Forensic Fiber Analysis

1. Scope

1.1 This guide is intended to assist forensic examiners who conduct ultraviolet (UV), visible, near infrared (NIR), or fluorescence emission spectral analyses on single fibers. This guide is to be used as a part of a broader analytical scheme. 1.2 This guide deals primarily with color measurements within the visible spectral range but will also include some details concerning measurements in the UV and NIR spectral ranges. The particular method(s) employed by each analyst depends upon available equipment, examiner training, sample suitability, and sample size. 1.3 This guide provides basic recommendations and information about microspectrophotometers.


MSP; spectral comparison


Provide standard guidance in conducting microspectrophotometry (MSP) in the analysis of forensic fibers.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 10-28-2021

Technical Contact: Jennifer Remy

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