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Forensic analysis of fibres by vibrational spectroscopy

Fredericks, Peter M. (2012) Forensic analysis of fibres by vibrational spectroscopy. In Chalmers, John M., Edwards, Howell G.M., & Hargreaves, Michael D. (Eds.) Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science. John Wiley and Sons Ltd, pp. 153-170.

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    Abstract

    Fibres are extremely common. They can originate directly from human and animal hair, and also from textiles in the form of clothing, upholstery and carpets. Hair and textile fibres are relatively easily shed and transferred, which means that it is highly likely that fibres will be found at crime scenes. If such fibres are carefully characterised they can be of immense value in the forensic environment. Vibrational spectroscopy is one of the most important methods for the characterisation of natural and synthetic fibres. The vibrational spectrum, whether mid-IR or Raman, can be considered to be a fingerprint of the molecular structure of the fibre and as such has a very high information content.

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    ID Code: 48618
    Item Type: Book Chapter
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    Keywords: vibrational spectroscopy, infrared, Raman, Forensic, fibres
    ISBN: 9780470749067
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (030100) > Analytical Spectrometry (030101)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > OTHER CHEMICAL SCIENCES (039900) > Forensic Chemistry (039902)
    Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Deposited On: 15 Feb 2012 08:42
    Last Modified: 30 Oct 2013 14:32

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