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Forensic Analytical Techniques (Analytical Techniques in the Sciences (Ants) *)

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The public profile of forensic science has dramatically increased in recent decades and during this period there has been considerable expansion in the application of modern analytical techniques to the examination of forensic problems, particularly as a consequence of the development of portable instrumentation. The availability of new techniques has led to a greater choice of tools that can potentially be employed to analyse forensic specimens. An understanding of a broad range of analytical tools is required by the modern day forensic chemist and is an important aspect of their training.

Forensic Analytical Techniques

  • Clearly describes all the important analytical techniques used in forensic science
  • Provides detailed descriptions of how each technique works and how to prepare specimens for analysis
  • Offers explanations of how to analyse the data obtained
  • Targets a growing market in courses in forensic sciences at senior  undergraduate/graduate level and in dedicated professional forensic laboratories
  • Provides a resource for the teaching of forensic analytical techniques
  • Presents examples of specific applications of analytical techniques to forensic problems
  • Follows an open-learning approach enabling readers to assess their understanding with the use of discussion questions and self-assessment questions

This book is designed for students who are undertaking a forensic chemistry based program and require a sound knowledge of analytical techniques. It also provides a useful reference for forensic practitioners who may be interested in investigating new forms of evidence or techniques.

The Analytical Techniques in the Sciences series of books provides coverage of all of the major analytical techniques and their application in the most important areas of physical, life and materials science. Each text is presented in an open learning/distance learning style, in which the learning objectives are clearly identified. The reader’s understanding of the material is constantly evaluated by the use of self-assessment and discussion questions.

Synopsis:

The book will be an open learning / distance learning text in the Analytical Techniques for the Sciences (AnTS) covering analytical techniques used in forensic science. No prior knowledge of the analytical techniques will be required by the reader.

An introductory chapter will provide an overview of the science of the materials used as forensic evidence. Each of the following chapters will describe the techniques used in forensic analysis. The theory, instrumentation and sampling techniques will be explained and examples of the application of each technique to particular forensic samples will be provided. The reader will be able to assess their understanding with the use of regular self assessment questions and discussion questions throughout the book. The user of the book will be able to apply their understanding to the application of specific techniques to particular analyses encountered in their professional life.

Table of Contents

Series Preface xiii

Preface xv

About the Author xvii

Acronyms, Abbreviations and Symbols xix

1 The Chemistry of Forensic Evidence 1

1.1 Introduction 1

1.2 Evidence Types 2

1.3 Introduction to Data Analysis 23

1.4 Summary 24

References 24

2 Preliminary Tests 27

2.1 Introduction 27

2.2 Chemical Tests 272.3 Density 32

2.4 Light Examination 352.5 Summary 39

References 39

3 Microscopic Techniques 41

3.1 Introduction 41

3.2 Optical Microscopy 42

3.3 Transmission Electron Microscopy 513.4 Scanning Electron Microscopy 54

3.5 Atomic Force Microscopy 593.6 X-Ray Diffraction 60

3.7 Summary 66

References 66

4 Molecular Spectroscopy 69

4.1 Introduction 70

4.2 Infrared Spectroscopy 70

4.3 Raman Spectroscopy 89

4.4 Ultraviolet–visible Spectroscopy 95

4.5 Fluorescence Spectroscopy 1014.6 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 104

4.7 Summary 109

References 109

5 Elemental Analysis 113

5.1 Introduction 113

5.2 Atomic Spectrometry 1145.3 Inductively Coupled Plasma–Mass Spectrometry 117

5.4 X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy 1195.5 Particle-Induced X-Ray Emission Spectroscopy 123

5.6 Neutron Activation Analysis 125

5.7 Summary 125

References 126

6 Mass Spectrometry 129

6.1 Introduction 129

6.2 Molecular Mass Spectrometry 1296.3 Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry 134

6.4 Ion Mobility Spectrometry 1376.5 Summary 140

References 140

7 Separation Techniques 143

7.1 Introduction 144

7.2 Paper Chromatography 1447.3 Thin Layer Chromatography 145

7.4 Gas Chromatography 1497.5 Liquid Chromatography 155

7.6 Ion Chromatography 1597.7 Capillary Electrophoresis 161

7.8 Summary 163

References 164

8 Thermal Analysis 167

8.1 Introduction 167

8.2 Pyrolysis Techniques 1688.3 Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Differential Thermal Analysis 171

8.4 Thermogravimetric Analysis 1748.5 Summary 178

References 178

Bibliography 195

Glossary of Terms 197

SI Units and Physical Constants 203

Periodic Table 207

Index 209

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470687284
Author:
Stuart, Barbara B.
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Stuart, Barbara H.
Author:
Dr Barbara B. Stuart
Subject:
Chemistry - Analytic
Subject:
Forensics
Subject:
forensic analysis, forensic science analysis, forensic science techniques, forensic sample handling, forensic sample analyses, forensic lab, forensic science instrumentation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Analytical Techniques in the Sciences (AnTs) *
Series Volume:
51
Publication Date:
20130226
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
229 x 152 mm

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"Synopsis" by , The book will be an open learning / distance learning text in the Analytical Techniques for the Sciences (AnTS) covering analytical techniques used in forensic science. No prior knowledge of the analytical techniques will be required by the reader.

An introductory chapter will provide an overview of the science of the materials used as forensic evidence. Each of the following chapters will describe the techniques used in forensic analysis. The theory, instrumentation and sampling techniques will be explained and examples of the application of each technique to particular forensic samples will be provided. The reader will be able to assess their understanding with the use of regular self assessment questions and discussion questions throughout the book. The user of the book will be able to apply their understanding to the application of specific techniques to particular analyses encountered in their professional life.

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