The aim of this project was to investigate the evidential value of blue and black ballpoint pen inks in Australia.
For this purpose, 49 blue and 42 black ballpoint pen inks, of different brands, models and batches, representative of those ballpoint pens available on the Australian market at the time of the study, were analysed by three techniques :
filtered light examination (FLE) ;
reflectance visible microspectrophotometry (MSP) ;
and thin-layer chromatography (TLC).
The results showed that the power of the individual techniques to discriminate inks between and within brands, models and batches varied, the most informative techniques being TLC>FLE>MSP.
The greatest degree of differentiation was achieved when using a combined sequence of techniques, the discriminating power being 0.99 and close to I for blue and black inks, respectively (different brands and models).
In respect to the discrimination between different batches of a same brand and model, it was shown that 14 out of the 33 pairs compared could be discriminated.
Overall, this study confirmed the high value of the examination of inks when applied to ballpoint pens available in Australia, especially when a combined sequence of techniques is applied.
Mots-clés Pascal : Australie, Océanie, Encre, Etude comparative, Bleu, Noir, Détermination, Expertise médicolégale, Technique, Couleur, Stylo à bille
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Australia, Oceania, Ink, Comparative study, Blue, Black, Determination, Medicolegal expertise, Technique, Color
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0374081
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 22/03/2000.