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Fa Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2013 Feb;29(1):43-8.

[Progress in application of microbeam X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy in forensic science].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Department of Forensic Medicine, Zhongshan Medical College, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China.


Microbeam X-ray fluorescence (micro-XRF) spectrometry has been raised as an analytical technique of microbeam during the recent years. With its advantages of high sensitivity, small sample requirement, high testing accuracy and non-destruction, the technique is widely utilized in forensic science. This review bases on recent researches at home and abroad, describes its applications including identification of gunshot residue, visualization of fingerprints, discrimination of drug source, production process, and other material evidences of analysis in crime scene. Thanks to the advances in technology, intelligent and portable micro-XRF equipment has appeared to be applied. It is believed that it may be more popular and frequent in administration of forensic science in the near future.

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