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Sensors 2017, 17(7), 1612;

Candle Soot Coating for Latent Fingermark Enhancement on Various Surfaces

Research Center for Bioengineering and Sensing Technology, School of Chemistry & Biological Engineering, University of Science & Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
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Received: 10 May 2017 / Revised: 12 June 2017 / Accepted: 3 July 2017 / Published: 11 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensors)
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We demonstrate a facile method termed candle soot coating (CSC) for fast developing latent fingermarks (LFMs) on various kinds of surfaces (glass, ceramic, metal, paper and adhesive tape). The CSC method can be considered as simple, fast, and low-cost as well as providing high contrast for LFM visualization in potential forensic applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: latent fingermark; candle soot; nanoparticle; visualization latent fingermark; candle soot; nanoparticle; visualization

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Wei, Q.; Zhu, Y.; Liu, S.; Gao, Y.; Li, X.; Shi, M.; Zhang, X.; Zhang, M. Candle Soot Coating for Latent Fingermark Enhancement on Various Surfaces. Sensors 2017, 17, 1612.

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