8 June 2010 Is this charred material from a VHS video cassette?
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Proceedings Volume 7729, Scanning Microscopy 2010; 772913 (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.853718
Event: Scanning Microscopy 2010, 2010, Monterey, California, United States
At his residence, a victim in a double homicide had installed a home-built video surveillance system. The suspects either knew of or discovered this system and removed it. In a backyard at a location associated with the suspects was a barrel used for burning trash. Could charred debris recovered from a metal bowl found among the contents of the barrel be the remains of a VHS video cassette? A positive answer to the question was obtained through a combination of optical microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS).
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Tara Fruchtenicht, Tara Fruchtenicht, Robert D. Blackledge, Robert D. Blackledge, Teresa R. Williams, Teresa R. Williams, } "Is this charred material from a VHS video cassette?", Proc. SPIE 7729, Scanning Microscopy 2010, 772913 (8 June 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.853718; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.853718

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