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NCJ Number: 98860 Find in a Library
Title: Sequencing of Intersecting Lines by Combined Lifting Process and Scanning Electron Microscopy
Journal: Forensic Science International  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:(April 1985)  Pages:261-276
Author(s): R D Koons
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 16
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Iran
Annotation: The chronological order in which two intersecting writing or typed strokes were made can be determined for several combinations of writing media by scanning electron microscope (SEM) examination, a lifting and transfer technique followed by SEM examination of the remaining material in the intersection.
Abstract: When non-destructive examination cannot provide unambiguous determination of sequence, judicious choice by the document examiner of which technique to use for a given combination of writing media and paper type can be made using known characteristics of the materials involved. The range of line-crossings which can be reliably sequenced is greater using a combined transfer and SEM technique that when the examination is limited to either technique alone. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Document analysis; Electron microscopy; Evidence identification; Forensic sciences; Paper analysis
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