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dc.contributor.authorSherriffs, Paul
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Joanna
dc.contributor.authorFarrugia, Kevin J.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Benjamin J.
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-06T10:04:32Z
dc.date.available2019-11-06T10:04:32Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-31
dc.identifier.citationSherriffs P., Farrugia, K.J., Fraser, J., Jones, B.J. (2019) The optimisation of fingermark enhancement by VMD and Lumicyano™ on thermal paper, Science & Justice,en
dc.identifier.issn1355-0306
dc.identifier.urihttps://dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/18711
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractThe enhancement of fingermarks on thermal paper can be challenging due to background staining caused by polar solvents used in fingermark enhancement techniques such as ninhydrin. This study explored a commercial one-step superglue fuming process, Lumicyano™, and Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) to develop fingermarks on this substrate and overcome this issue. Different sequential treatments involving Lumicyano™ and a combination of VMD methods were investigated with varying degrees of success with some sequences being highly sensitive. The VMD processes, however, were observed to generally be more effective at enhancing marks, whereas Lumicyano™ provided little or no benefit on this paper type. The results indicate that Lumicyano™ is only beneficial as a pre-treatment when the entire sequence of gold/zinc and silver/zinc is taken to completion. The gold/zinc and silver/zinc VMD processes were optimised on five different thermal papers, and the optimised techniques were then directly compared to determine which was more successful on each thermal paper type as a single treatment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectLatent fingerprint enhancementen
dc.subjectthermal paperen
dc.subjectVacuum Metal Depositionen
dc.subjectsolvent freeen
dc.subjectone step superglue fumingen
dc.subjectenvironmentally friendly techniquesen
dc.titleThe optimisation of fingermark enhancement by VMD and Lumicyano™ on thermal paperen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2019.10.004
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderOther external funder (please detail below)en
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2019-10-06
dc.funder.otherWest Technology Forensics Ltden


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