Mar. 24, 2014
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Scratching the Surface of Paper Currency with FT-IR Microscopy

Spotting Counterfeit Currency with New Analytical Tools

  • Scratching the Surface of Paper Currency with FT-IR Microscopy - Spotting Counterfeit Currency with New Analytical ToolsScratching the Surface of Paper Currency with FT-IR Microscopy - Spotting Counterfeit Currency with New Analytical Tools

The need to determine the authenticity of documents is so widespread and important to commercial trade, border security and law enforcement groups that these investigations represent a distinct branch of Forensic Science. Questioned Document specialists use a wide array of analytical techniques to assist in their investigations ranging from first-line visual inspection tools to advanced chemical-specific analysis instrumentation.

Visible light microscopy techniques are well suited for characterizing the printing techniques of individual characters and to look for evidence of alteration. Imaging methods, often using various light sources and filter combinations, complement direct visual inspection to enhance comparison studies to genuine articles. 


 


 

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Thermo Fisher Scientific
5225 Verona Road, Building: 4
Madison, WI 53711-4497
USA
Phone: +1 608 2766100
Telefax: +1 608 2735046

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