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Chemical contrast observed in thermal images of blood-stained fabrics exposed to steam

NCJ Number
304234
Journal
Analyst Issue: 140 Dated: 2015 Pages: 6222-6225
Author(s)
Wayne L. O'Brien; et al
Date Published
2015
Length
4 pages
Annotation

This article reports on a study in which chemical contrast was observed in thermal images of blood-stained fabrics exposed to steam.

Abstract

Although thermal imaging is not ordinarily a good way to visualize chemical contrast, the reported study observed strong and reproducible images with chemical contrasts on blood-stained fabrics, especially on more hydrophobic fabrics like acrylic and polyester. (publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: January 1, 2015