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Powder method for detecting latent fingerprints: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11473799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The powder technique for detecting latent fingerprints involves the application of a finely divided formulation to the fingermark impression, generally with a glass-fibre or a camel hair brush. The powder gets mechanically adhered to the sweat residue defining the ridge pattern. The furrows which are devoid of the fingerprint residue, do not adhere the powder onto them. The final outcome is that the powder formulation sticks to the ridges, but is easily blown off the furrows. Since the powder is normally coloured, the ridge pattern becomes visible and the latent print is said to have developed.
G S Sodhi; J Kaur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  120     ISSN:  0379-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  2001 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-27     Completed Date:  2001-09-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chemistry, S.G.T.B. Khalsa College, University of Delhi, 110007, Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Lead / blood
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Powders; 7439-92-1/Lead

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