O'Reilly logo

Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments by Barbara Fritchman Thompson, Robert Bruce Thompson

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 39. Lab X-3 Forensic Analysis of Paper

Equipment and Materials

You’ll need the following items to complete this lab session. (The standard kit for this book, available from http://www.thehomescientist.com, includes the items listed in the first group.)

Materials from Kit

  • Goggles

  • Coverslips

  • Forceps

  • Herzberg’s stain

  • Jenk’s stain

  • Magnifier

  • Pipette

  • Slides, flat

Materials you Provide

  • Gloves

  • Camera with microscope adapter (optional)

  • Desk lamp or other incident light source

  • Microscope

  • Paper towels

  • Scissors

  • Ultraviolet light source (optional)

  • Watch or clock with second hand

  • Specimens, known and questioned paper

Warning

Herzberg’s stain and Jenk’s stain are toxic and corrosive. Wear splash goggles, gloves, and protective clothing. Read the MSDS for each chemical you ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required