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Harnessing volatile luminescent lanthanide complexes to visualise latent fingermarks on nonporous surfaces

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Abstract

Two commercially-available terbium and europium complexes, EuFOD and TbTMHD, provide luminescent visualisation of latent fingermarks placed on nonporous surfaces via sublimation. This is demonstrated using UV radiation from a forensic light source. The method was optimised on metal foil, with other archetypal nonporous surfaces (i.e. glass, ceramic) also suited to this method.

Graphical abstract: Harnessing volatile luminescent lanthanide complexes to visualise latent fingermarks on nonporous surfaces

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The article was received on 22 Jun 2018, accepted on 09 Jul 2018 and first published on 12 Jul 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8AN01150H
Citation: Analyst, 2018,143, 3789-3792
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    Harnessing volatile luminescent lanthanide complexes to visualise latent fingermarks on nonporous surfaces

    G. E. Florence and W. J. Gee, Analyst, 2018, 143, 3789
    DOI: 10.1039/C8AN01150H

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