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Specific Heat Capacity Thermal Function of Cyanoacrylate Fingerprint Development Process

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $207,731)

The initial portion of research sought to produce a new fluorescent cyanoacrylate (superglue) fingerprint developer that could be characterized as very sensitive on non-porous (i.e., glass) evidence types in enclosed chambers. The fluorescent dye-cyanoacrylate formula, known as CN-YELLOW cyanoacrylate, in the current configuration, has an absorption and emission wavelength that is restricted from UV up to 450 nanometers. This leaves out the opportunities for use in agencies and laboratories which have single line lasers in the 505 to 532 nanometer ranges. The additional funding of this project will expand into these spectrums to optimize the process. In this proposal the researchers have identified several routes to accomplish this expansion as well as two other development strategies for latent fingerprint detection. ca/ncf
Date Created: September 22, 2009