Time-resolved fluorescence microscopy of gunshot residue: an application to forensic science

Bird, Damian, Agg, Kent, Barnett, Neil and Smith, Trevor A. 2007, Time-resolved fluorescence microscopy of gunshot residue: an application to forensic science, Journal of microscopy, vol. 226, no. 1, pp. 18-25.


Title Time-resolved fluorescence microscopy of gunshot residue: an application to forensic science
Author(s) Bird, Damian
Agg, Kent
Barnett, Neil
Smith, Trevor A.
Journal name Journal of microscopy
Volume number 226
Issue number 1
Start page 18
End page 25
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2007-04-01
ISSN 0022-2720
1365-2818
Keyword(s) fluorescence microscopy
forensic science
time resolved imaging
confocal microscopy
Summary Time-resolved fluorescence microscopy has rapidly emerged as the technique of choice for many researchers aiming to gain specific insights into the dynamics of intricate biological systems. Although the unique advantages the technique provides over other methods have proven to be particularly useful in the biosciences, to date they have been largely unexploited by other research disciplines. In this paper, we demonstrate the capacity of time-resolved fluorescence microscopy as a practical analytical tool in the forensic sciences via the imaging of gunshot residues that are expelled when a firearm is discharged. This information may prove to be useful for determination of the true sequence of events that took place in a firearm related crime.
Language eng
Field of Research 030101 Analytical Spectrometry
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, The Royal Microscopical Society. 2007, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007539

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
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