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A critical review of the applications of DART in forensic science and its relevance to forensic investigations

Regupathi, Sonita (2018) A critical review of the applications of DART in forensic science and its relevance to forensic investigations. Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) was only introduced in 2005 and in this short period of time it has already proven to be an excellent analytical tool. Its ability to analyse samples in seconds without any sample preparation has allowed DART to perform exceedingly well in various applications. It even addresses the shortcomings of certain developed analytical techniques. In the field of forensic science, DART has the potential of becoming a key analytical tool as it is non-destructive and hence maintains the integrity of the sample. In this review, an overview of DART is given before the applications of DART in forensic science are explored to assess DART’s ability to complement and/or replace current analytical techniques.

Keywords: Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART), forensic science, analytical tool, forensic chemistry, analytical chemistry

Item Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
United Nations SDGs: Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Supervisor(s): Coumbaros, John
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/43233
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