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Forensic Sci Int. 2010 Apr 15;197(1-3):1-20. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2009.11.013. Epub 2010 Jan 12.

Analytical methods for dating modern writing instrument inks on paper.

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Analytical Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Basque Country (UPV-EHU), Bilbao, Spain.


This work reviews the different analytical methods that have been proposed in the field of forensic dating of inks from different modern writing instruments. The reported works have been classified according to the writing instrument studied and the ink component analyzed in relation to aging. The study, done chronologically, shows the advances experienced in the ink dating field in the last decades.

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