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UV-visible-Near Infra red Microspectrometric Facilities for Material Characterisation

Funding: 2000: $259,423

Project Member(s): Roux, C.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Research Infrastructure (Equipment & Facilitie)

Start year: 2000

Summary: This project seeks funds to purchase an ultraviolet-visible-near infrared micro spectrophotometer to (1) analyse minute solid samples, (2) differentiate samples with similar matrices but trace differences, and (3) keep the integrity of the sample. The equipment will be used in a number of forensic and geochemical exploration projects at UTS, industrial chemistry projects at UNSW, and semiconductor development at Macquarie University. This equipment is currently unavailable elsewhere in Australia. The proposal capitalises on the strong links between these universities. The outcomes will bring crucial benefits to Australia in terms of applications of rule of law, and enhanced technological and research leadership.


Casamento, SG, Kwok, BK, Roux, CP, Dawson, M & Doble, PA 2003, 'Optimization of the separation of organic explosives by capillary electrophoresis with artificial neural networks', Journal Of Forensic Sciences, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 1075-1083.

Exline, DL, Wallace, Kunkel, CS, Roux, CP, Lennard, CJ, Nelson, MP & Treado, P 2003, 'Forensic applications of chemical imaging: Latent fingerprint detection using visible absorption and luminescence', Journal Of Forensic Sciences, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 1047-1053.

Kelly, TL, Doble, PA & Dawson, M 2003, 'Chiral separation of methadone, 2-ethylidene-1,5-dimethyl-3,3-diphenylpyrrol (EDDP) and 2-ethyl-5-methyl-3,3-diphenyl-1-pyrroline (EMDP) by capillary electrophoresis using cyclodextrin derivatives', Electrophoresis, vol. 24, no. 12-13, pp. 2106-2110.
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Cantrell, S, Roux, CP, Maynard, PJ & Robertson, J 2001, 'A Textile Fibre Survey as an Aid to the Interpretation of Fibre Evidence in the Sydney Region', Forensic Science International, vol. 123, pp. 48-53.
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Maynard, PJ, Gates, K, Roux, CP & Lennard, CJ 2001, 'Adhesive Tape Analysis: Establishing the Evidential Value of Specific Techniques', Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 280-287.

huttunen, J 2000, 'What You Can Tell from Adhesive Tape', Australasian Science Magazine, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 26-27.

Roux, CP, Bull, S, Goulding, J & Lennard, CJ 2000, 'Tracing the Source of Illicit Drugs Through Plastic Packaging - a Database', Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 99-114.