electrostatic detection

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electrostatic detection

[i‚lek·trə′stad·ik di′tek·shən]
(electronics)
The detection and location of any type of solid body, such as a mineral deposit or a mine, by measuring the associated electrostatic field which arises spontaneously or is induced by the detection equipment.
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In addition to electrostatic detection apparatus, a video spectral comparitor can be used to illuminate inks based upon their formulations, which can differentiate inks and enhance alterations or erasures.
Using specialized photography, microscopes, and an electrostatic detection apparatus that can reveal where information has been obliterated, erasures were detected on the original.
With modern laboratory aides, such as digital-imaging equipment, infrared-visualizing apparatus, and electrostatic detection apparatus, FDEs can also tell, in some cases, when entries were made and whether the signature was placed on the document before the typewritten entries appeared on the paper.
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