The population, transfer and persistence of fibres on the skin of living subjects

Palmer, Ray and Burch, Hilary J. (2009) The population, transfer and persistence of fibres on the skin of living subjects. Science & Justice, 49 (4). pp. 259-264. ISSN 1355-0306

Full content URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2009.02.008

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Abstract

Fibres were transferred to the bare arms of living subjects and their persistence determined at intervals up to
24 h, during which normal daily activity was undertaken. Decay curves showed an initial rapid loss followed
by an apparently exponential decay. No target fibres were found to remain after 24 h. The length distribution
showed a shift towards shorter fibre lengths and the differential shedding results for a polyester/cotton
mixture showed a small bias towards the retention of cotton. The population of coloured fibres on bare skin
was classified according to perceived colour, length, generic class and the presence or absence of delustrant.

Additional Information:The final published version of this article can be accessed online at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1355030609000501?via%3Dihub
Keywords:Fibres, Persistence, Transfer, Skin, Bathing
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F410 Forensic Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Chemistry
ID Code:33719
Deposited On:17 Oct 2018 08:33

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