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Analysis of primer residue from lead free ammunition by X-ray microfluorescence.
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PMID:  10782972     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In forensic science, the analysis of gunshot residues was traditionally done by the detection of lead (Pb), antimony (Sb) and barium (Ba) usually found in a primer. However, the recent development of lead-free ammunition represents a new challenge for ballistic specialists. This analysis study gunshot residues from primers and ammunitions in the area surrounding bullet holes, a very important tool to determine the shooting distance. The ammunitions used were 9 mm Luger and .38 spl + p calibers, where lead in the primer was replaced with strontium (Sr) and where the lead bullet was plated with copper (Total Metal Jacket). Gunshot analysis results were obtained using an energy dispersive X-ray microfluorescence spectrometer. The method allows the detection and quantification of strontium residues on the target up to a distance of 45 cm.
B Charpentier; C Desrochers
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-09     Completed Date:  2000-06-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire de Sciences judiciaires et de Médecine légale Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Criminology / methods
Cytophotometry / methods*
Lead / analysis
Strontium / analysis*
Wounds, Gunshot / diagnosis*
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-92-1/Lead; 7440-24-6/Strontium

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