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dc.contributor.authorvan der Pal, Karin
dc.contributor.authorMaric, Mark
dc.contributor.authorVan Bronswijk, Wilhelm
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Simon
dc.identifier.citationvan der Pal, K. and Maric, M. and Van Bronswijk, W. and Lewis, S. 2015. Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopic Characterisation of Automotive Window Tints for Forensic Purposes. Analytical Methods. 7: pp. 5391-5395.

Automotive window tint samples sourced from Western Australian retailers were analysed using transmission ultraviolet-­-visible spectroscopy. The spectra showed features characteristic of known window tint film components such as polyethylene terephthalate and cyclic immino esters. Principal component analysis showed that samples cluster by both groups of supplier and individual samples, indicating good reproducibility and sample separation. Window tint samples could betraced back to one of three countries of manufacture; Australia, America and Isreal; suggesting that different suppliers are sourcing their samples from the same manufacturer. This indicates the potential for window tint to be used as forensic evidence, as samples are able to be compared on a questioned versus known basis due to the variation in the sources.

dc.publisherR S C Publications
dc.titleUltraviolet-Visible Spectroscopic Characterisation of Automotive Window Tints for Forensic Purposes
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleAnalytical Methods
curtin.departmentNanochemistry Research Institute
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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