Details of a thallium poisoning case revealed by single hair analysis using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

  title={Details of a thallium poisoning case revealed by single hair analysis using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.},
  author={Richard D. Ash and Min He},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  • R. Ash, M. He
  • Published 1 November 2018
  • Medicine
  • Forensic science international
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