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 ...

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