Nanotechnology as a New Tool for Fingermark Detection: A Review
Jessirie Dilag, Hilton J Kobus, Amanda V Ellis
CURRENT NANOSCIENCE | BENTHAM SCIENCE PUBL LTD | Published : 2011
In recent years there has been a unique twist in fingermark research which has involved the implementation of nanotechnology into the structure, function and design of novel fingermark detection reagents. This is primarily because it is now well known that nano-materials afford novel physical and electronic behaviour. To this end it is possible to provide an entirely new approach for improved latent fingermark detection by using nanoscale dye functionalized nanoparticles and intrinsically luminescent nanocrystals (quantum dots) which can provide not only improved contrast but a higher degree of functionality than conventional materials. This review highlights the most recent developments in ..View full abstract
The authors would like to thank the Justice Department of South Australia, Australia for financial support.