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NCJ Number: 119071 Find in a Library
Title: Cyanoacrylate Fuming: An Alternative Non-heat Method
Journal: Journal of Forensic Identification  Volume:39  Issue:5  Dated:(September-October 1989)  Pages:302-304
Author(s): J Olenik
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 2
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Numerous techniques and procedures have been described utilizing cyanoacrylates - "CA" (Super Glue) for the fuming and development of latent prints.
Abstract: One of the most widespread methods used requires heat for acceleration of "CA" volatilization. This article presents an alternative method by making a CA - aluminum foil sandwich which takes advantage of aluminum's property of retarding cyanoacrylate auto-polymerization. Photographs. 3 references.
Main Term(s): Latent fingerprints
Index Term(s): Casting techniques; Crime laboratories
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