The detection and enhancement of latent fingermarks using infrared chemical imaging

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Show simple item record Tahtouh, M Kalman, JR Roux, C Lennard, C Reedy, BJ 2009-12-21T02:28:49Z 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2005, 50 (1), pp. 64 - 72
dc.identifier.issn 0022-1198
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract The use of a new technique, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) chemical imaging, has been demonstrated for the enhancement of latent fingermarks on a number of surfaces. Images of untreated fingermarks on glass backgrounds with excellent ridge detail were acquired using infrared chemical imaging. High quality fingermarks on glass backgrounds were also developed using ethyl cyanoacrylate (super glue) fuming and subsequent infrared chemical imaging. This new method allows the collection of images from backgrounds that traditionally pose problems for current fingermark detection methods. The background may, for example, be highly colored, have a complex pattern, or possess other pattern or image characteristics that make it difficult to separate fingermark ridges using traditional optical or luminescent visualization. One background that has proven to be a challenging surface for the development of latent fingermarks is the Australian polymer banknote. To demonstrate the power and applicability of infrared chemical imaging, fingermarks fumed with ethyl cyanoacrylate were successfully imaged from Australian polymer banknotes.
dc.language eng
dc.title The detection and enhancement of latent fingermarks using infrared chemical imaging
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Forensic Sciences
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 50
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation W Conshohocken, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 64 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 72 en_US SCI.Chemistry and Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0399 Other Chemical Sciences
dc.personcode 0000016451
dc.personcode 040570
dc.personcode 000263
dc.personcode 850126
dc.personcode 960382
dc.percentage 100 en_US Other Chemical Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom 0.881 en_US
dc.description.keywords Chemical imaging
dc.description.keywords Cyanoacrylate
dc.description.keywords Fingerprints
dc.description.keywords Forensic science
dc.description.keywords FTIR
dc.description.keywords Hyperspectral imaging
dc.description.keywords Infrared
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Forensic Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history School of Chemistry and Forensic Science (ID: 339)

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