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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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: 14 Feb 2012 22:42
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2015 06:34

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