Forensic Science International 273 (2017) 124–131 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Forensic Science International journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/forsciint An exploratory study of the potential of LIBS for visualizing gunshot residue patterns a,1 b,1 b a María López-López , César Alvarez-Llamas , Jorge Pisonero , Carmen García-Ruiz , b, Nerea Bordel * Department of Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering & Research Institute of Police Sciences, Ediﬁcio Polivalente de Química, University of Alcalá, Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona Km. 33.600, 28871 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain University of Oviedo, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, c/Calvo Sotelo s/n, 33006 Oviedo, Spain A R T I C L E I N F O A B S T R A C T Article history: The study of gunshot residue (GSR) patterns can assist in the reconstruction of shooting incidences. Received 4 October 2016 Received in revised form 8 February 2017 Currently, there is a real need of methods capable of furnishing simultaneous elemental analysis with Accepted 14 February 2017 higher speciﬁcity for the GSR pattern visualization. Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Available online 21 February 2017 provides a multi-elemental analysis of the sample, requiring very small amounts of material and no sample preparation. Due to these
Forensic Science International – Elsevier
Published: Apr 1, 2017
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