Explain how fluorescence techniques can be applied in forensic examination?Can you give reference to recent literature. Can you write an eassay format or at least write heading in which outline the...

Explain how fluorescence techniques can be applied in forensic examination?

Can you give reference to recent literature.

Can you write an eassay format or at least write heading in which outline the main purpose

The answer can not be answered within a few short line and needs to be of some detail.

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Luminol is a compound used by forensics teams on crime scenes, when they are trying to detect the presence of blood.  Luminol will fluoresce bluish-green when it comes into contact with red blood cells.  The reason it does this is it is detecting the presence of iron, which is transported by the hemoglobin present in red blood cells.  Luminol works on fresh stains, stains that have been cleaned up, and old, dried stains.  The use of luminol has been popularized on television shows about crime scene investigations, shows such as "CSI: Miami".  Luminol is very sensitive to iron, and is able to detect traces as faint as one part per million.  Luminol also detects other organic fluids as well, such as saliva, tears, semen, and urine.  Luminol is utilized primarily when no blood is found, as it appears to the naked eye.  Crime scenes that have been cleaned up eerily glow bluish-green, revealing where potential blood spatter may have occurred.

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This answer  is interesting and in good detail but i was hoping that more then one technique should have been suggested.

 

If it is possible can you list a few different ways it is used?

 

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