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NCJ Number: 158067 Find in a Library
Title: Quantitative Analysis of Organic Pigments in Forensic Paint Examination
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:40  Issue:5  Dated:(September 1995)  Pages:823-825
Author(s): G P Voskertchian
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 3
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes a relatively simple method of analyzing different phthalocyanine pigments in paint chips.
Abstract: Visible light spectroscopy accurately discriminated paint fragments of similar color but which contained different pigment compounds. This method is effective in identifying phthalocyanine pigments because of their large absorptivity in both the visible and near-infrared regions of the spectrum. Because this is a destructive technique, laboratory personnel may want to use it only after conducting FT-IR microscopy, electron microprobe analysis of the fragments. 2 tables, 2 figures, and 2 notes
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Criminology; Paint analysis; Spectroscopy
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