Development of novel physical (electrostatic detection) and chemical (ICP-AES; ICP-MS and LA-ICP-MS) techniques for the provenance determination of papers, inks and pencils for use in forensic document examination

Ali Khalifa Saeed Bin Quraish Alfalasi

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

    Abstract

    An investigation was undertaken into extending the use of ESDA (Electrostatic Detection Apparatus) for the examination of marks on semi-charred documents. It was determined that marks could be recovered from paper heated to temperatures just before the paper carbonized.

    Detailed investigations were also undertaken to develop Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometric (ICP-MS) and ICP-Emission Spectroscopic (ICP-AES)techniques to determine the provenance of paper, paper ash, ball-point, and fountain pen inks, and pencil leads, and to develop a revolutionary method for determining and tracing the chemical signature of ballpoint pen inks, directly on papers, using Laser Ablation based ICP-MS.
    LanguageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date1 Feb 2017
    StateUnpublished - 2017

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    Inductively coupled plasma
    Ashes
    Ink
    Electrostatics
    Fountains
    Laser ablation
    Temperature

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