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Identification of Headlight and Windshield glass of Car

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Forensics, School of Graduate Studies, Jain University, J.C. Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Physics, School of Graduate Studies, Jain University, J.C. Road, Bangalore, Karnataka,INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (IYSC-2015), Pages 166-170, September,2 (2015)


Fragments of glass represent a useful class of evidence for analysis. The work involved identifying the headlight and windshield of the glass obtained during a hit and run case. Experimental analysis like thermal properties, density, refractive index, infrared spectroscopic studies, Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma –Optical Emission Spectroscopy measurements were conducted on the glass pieces obtained from the site. The observations revealed that the glass pieces collected were from the headlight and the windshield of the glass. This could be concluded because of the overlapping results obtained from almost all the studies conducted. Also both the glasses were found to contain almost same elements. Only the composition was differing and the configuring elements also differed. The variation in the composition gives more strength to the windshield glass as compared to the headlight glass.


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