By Jay Siegel
Forensic Chemistry: basics and purposes presents a brand new method of the research of purposes of chemistry to forensic technology. it truly is edited via one of many prime forensic scientists with every one bankruptcy written through foreign specialists focusing on their respective fields, and offers the functions of chemistry, specially analytical chemistry, to numerous issues that make up the forensic scientists toolkit.
This accomplished, textbook contains in-depth assurance of the foremost issues in forensic chemistry together with: illicit medicinal drugs, fibers, fireplace and explosive residues, soils, glass and paints, the chemistry of fingerprint restoration on porous surfaces, the chemistry of firearms research, in addition to chapters at the key instruments of forensic technological know-how, microscopy and chemometrics. each one subject is explored at a sophisticated collage point, with an emphasis, during the textual content, at the use of chemical instruments in proof analysis.
Forensic Chemistry: basics and Applications is key examining for complicated scholars of forensic technology and analytical chemistry, in addition to forensic technology practitioners, researchers and college, and a person who desires to find out about the attention-grabbing topic of forensic chemistry in a few depth.
This booklet is released as a part of the AAFS sequence ‘Forensic technological know-how in Focus’.
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Forensic Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications by Jay Siegel