Forensic Analytical Methods
CHAPTER 3: Atomic Absorption Spectrometry in Forensics Analysis
Published:13 Aug 2019
Special Collection: 2019 ebook collectionSeries: Detection Science
Brian Cardoso Ferreira, Jesus Antônio Velho, Márcia Andreia Mesquita Silva da Veiga, 2019. "Atomic Absorption Spectrometry in Forensics Analysis", Forensic Analytical Methods, Thiago R L C Paixão, Wendell K T Coltro, Maiara Oliveira Salles
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Atomic absorption spectrometry is a robust, simple, and well-established technique in analytical laboratories. Within forensic practice, this technique is widely used in gunshot residue (GSR) analysis and in toxicological examinations in cases of suspected poisoning by elements such as arsenic. This chapter addresses the fundamentals of the technique and discusses its practical applications in GSR analysis, in suspected arsenic poisoning/doping, and in a case report of cocaine seizure.