Faculty Advisor

Berka, Ladislav H.

Abstract

Nuclear irradiation was explored for the development of a method to recover fingerprints deposited on paper, then covered with soot. Fingerprints deposited on paper were treated with different compounds, including ninhydrin and other chemicals that were hypothesized to bind to eccrine fingerprints. The samples were then activated in the nuclear reactor and placed on x-ray film to obtain an image. The presence of the metals was seen in all samples, however no discernable fingerprints were observed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Chemistry

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Advisor Program

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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