Special Sampling (IRRAS, Microscopy, High Pressure, TGA-FTIR)

Microchimica Acta

, Volume 94, Issue 1, pp 133-138

First online:

Applications of FT-IR/microscopy in forensic analysis

  • John P. BeauchaineAffiliated withSpectroscopy Research Center, Nicolet Instrument Corporation
  • , John W. PetermanAffiliated withSpectroscopy Research Center, Nicolet Instrument Corporation
  • , Robert J. RosenthalAffiliated withSpectroscopy Research Center, Nicolet Instrument Corporation

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Abstract

The technique of FT-IR/microscopy is applied to a variety of problems faced by the forensics chemist. These are as varied as the identification of drugs and fibers to the assignment of the origin of a paint sample. Our efforts in the effective utilization of FT-IR/microscopy in this area and usage of new data bases to aid in identifications are discussed.

Key words

FT-IR/microscopy microspectroscopy infrared spectroscopy