The role of surface properties and wetting effects in determining the efficacy of cyanoacrylate fuming

Research Institution / Organisation

University of Nottingham

Principal Researcher

James Sharp

Level of Research


Project Start Date

January 2015

Research Context

​This research aims to determine how the wetting properties of surfaces influence our ability to develop latent fingerprints using cyanoacrylate fuming.

Research Methodology

​We are using Fourier Transform infrared attenuated total internal reflection (FTIR ATR) spectroscopy and a camera based optical technique to follow the kinetics of fingerprint fuming on surfaces with different chemical/wetting properties.

Interim reports and publications

​Not available

Date due for completion

December 2018
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