LIBS At Work On Mars

by Dr. Alex Bolshakov Kudos to Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)! LIBS, powerful spectroscopic technology for elemental analysis, has done something that no other technologies have done before – land on Mars and help the Earth understand the chemical composition…

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Forensic Paint Comparison with J200 LIBS Instrument

Confident and Accurate Forensic Paint Comparison using J200 LIBS Instrument Along with glass fragments, paint chips are valuable trace evidence for solving homicides, vehicular hit-and-runs, sexual assaults, and burglaries.  Forensic analysts have a new tool for examining paint with more…

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Up and Coming Forensics Tools for Processing Trace Evidence

Forensic Science Applications of Laser Ablation (LA-ICP-MS) and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) in Crime Labs

In a world where crime labs are under intense scrutiny, it’s up to the scientific community to give forensic analysts tools that produce scientifically valid results while reducing the potential for mistakes. Justice needs results that will withstand scientific inquiry, time, and courtrooms. Technology vetted in the scientific world is helping investigators understand crime scenes and identify suspects by analyzing trace evidence, such as glass, paint chips, hair, soil particles, ink, and narcotics sources.

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