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S. Cho Yonsei University #234 Maeji-ri Hungup-myon, Wonju-si 222-701 Kangwondo Korea

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S. Jang The National Institute of Scientific Investigation 333-1 Shinwol-Dong, Yangchon-Ku 158-094 Seoul Korea

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Y. Chung Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute Yusong P. O. Box 105 305-600 Taejon Korea

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Abstract  

Nondestructive neutron activation technique was used to analyze 17 elements (Al, As, Au, Ba, Br, Cl, Cu, Hg, I, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Sb, Sr, V and Zn) in 75 human hair samples in 5 different locations, respectively, from 15 glassware workers. The analytical results were treated further statistically to find the elemental distribution among different human hairs and to identify the individual's hair. The identifying probability of one's hair by the comparison of elemental concentrations is found to be 104–106 times higher from the same person's than from any other person's. The standard deviation of the elemental concentrations of samples taken from 5 different locations of one person is about 5 times smaller than the standard deviation for individual's hair. These data support the possibility of using NAA of hair for human hair identification.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)