The population, transfer and persistence of fibres on the skin of living subjects

Palmer, Ray and Burch, Hilary J. (2009) The population, transfer and persistence of fibres on the skin of living subjects. Science & Justice, 49 (4). pp. 259-264. ISSN 1355-0306

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2009.02.008

Abstract

Fibres were transferred to the bare arms of living subjects and their persistence determined at intervals up to24 h, during which normal daily activity was undertaken. Decay curves showed an initial rapid loss followed by an apparently exponential decay. No target fibres were found to remain after 24 h. The length distribution showed a shift towards shorter fibre lengths and the differential shedding results for a polyester/cotton mixture showed a small bias towards the retention of cotton. The population of coloured fibres on bare skin was classified according to perceived colour, length, generic class and the presence or absence of delustrant.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
F400 Forensic and Archaeological Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 11:08
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4214

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