Fingerprint Corrosion of Metal

Module code: CH7211

In this module, you will discover the fascinating intersection of chemistry and forensic science through the study of fingerprint corrosion on metals. You will learn about the corrosion processes, the use of the Kelvin probe for fingerprint visualisation and the effects of varied oxidation environments on fingermarked metal objects. You will also explore the interplay between metals, semiconductors, and insulators, and discover cutting-edge fingerprint visualisation techniques. With practical case studies, you will get real-world insights into this intriguing aspect of forensic science.

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