Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2017

MeSH Terms

Spectrum Analysis, Raman

Subject: LCSH

Soils--Analysis, Raman spectroscopy

Disciplines

Forensic Science and Technology

Abstract

Morphologically-directed Raman spectroscopy (MDRS) is a novel yet reliable analytical technique that can be used for a variety of forensic applications, enabling scientists to gain more information from samples than they obtain using more traditional methods. In soil forensics, MDRS delivers particle size distribution and microscopic morphological characteristics for the particles present, and at the same time allows secure mineral identification. In this article, we explore the benefits of utilizing soil in forensic investigations, and demonstrate the value of applying MDRS. Two case studies illustrate the real-life potential and applications of this technology.

Comments

This is the authors' accepted version of the article published in Forensic Science International. The version of record can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.12.034

DOI

10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.12.034

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Publisher Citation

Brooke W. Kammrath, Andrew Koutrakos, Josemar Castillo, Cathryn Langley and Deborah Huck-Jones, Morphologically-directed Raman Spectroscopy for Forensic Soil Analysis Forensic Science International S0379-0738(17) , December 2017, 30550-9

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