Polymerisation of S2N2 to (SN)x on metallic surfaces is induced by interaction with the minute corrosion signatures of removed (by washing) fingerprints; as vapour-phase S2N2 is employed, it follows that the process has the potential to rapidly screen large/convoluted metal pieces, such as explosive device fragments whose prints were wiped by the detonation.
Published inJournal of Materials Chemistry
Pages10100 - 10102 (3)
CitationBLEAY, S.M., KELLY, P.F. and KING, R.S.P., 2010. Polymerisation of S2N2 to (SN)(x) as a tool for the rapid imaging of fingerprints removed from metal surfaces. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20 (45), pp. 10100 - 10102.
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
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NotesThis article was published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry [© Royal Society of Chemistry] and the definitive version is available at: https://doi.org/10.1039/c0jm02724c