Spectrum Analysis, Raman
Soils--Analysis, Raman spectroscopy
Forensic Science and Technology
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.
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Kammrath, Brooke Weinger; Koutrakos, Andrew; Castillo, Josemar A.; Langley, Cathryn; and Huck-Jones, Debbie, "Morphologically-directed Raman Spectroscopy for Forensic Soil Analysis" (2017). Forensic Science Publications. 31.
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