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Editorial | The Microscopy of Degradation


2022, Volume 69:1, pp. ii


Dean Golemis

Forensic casework often involves the examination of dyed man-made fabrics and fibers, which are often degraded by environmental conditions, especially prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight and artificial light. But little is known about how the dyed fibers are affected by UV light sources. Enter UV-visible microspectrophotometry (UV-Vis MSP), the preferred microanalytical technique to study small sections of these fibers, preferably without inflicting further damage to them.

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