Microchimica Acta

, Volume 94, Issue 1, pp 133–138

Applications of FT-IR/microscopy in forensic analysis

  • John P. Beauchaine
  • John W. Peterman
  • Robert J. Rosenthal
Special Sampling (IRRAS, Microscopy, High Pressure, TGA-FTIR)

DOI: 10.1007/BF01205855

Cite this article as:
Beauchaine, J.P., Peterman, J.W. & Rosenthal, R.J. Mikrochim Acta (1988) 94: 133. doi:10.1007/BF01205855

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/microscopymicrospectroscopyinfrared spectroscopy

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Beauchaine
    • 1
  • John W. Peterman
    • 1
  • Robert J. Rosenthal
    • 1
  1. 1.Spectroscopy Research CenterNicolet Instrument CorporationMadisonUSA