Automated SEM-EDS GSR analysis for Turkish ammunitions


Cakir I. , Uner H. B.

6th International Conference of the Balkan-Physical-Union, İstanbul, Turkey, 22 - 26 August 2006, vol.899, pp.445-446 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 899
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.2733228
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.445-446
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this work, Automated Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (SEM-EDS) was used to characterize 7.65 and 9mm cartridges Turkish ammunition. All samples were analyzed in a SEM Jeol JSM-5600LV equipped BSE detector and a Link ISIS 300 (EDS). A working distance of 20mm, an accelerating voltage of 20 keV and gunshot residue software was used in all analysis. Automated search resulted in a high number of particles analyzed containing gunshot residues (GSR) unique elements (PbBaSb). The obtained data about the definition of characteristic GSR particles was concordant with other studies on this topic.