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Trace Chemistry Section


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5669be51e4647 X-Ray Fluorescence
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The Trace Chemistry Section of the Crime Laboratory consists of one Forensic Scientist who is responsible for examining the following types of evidence:

  • Analysis of ignitable liquid samples from arson and other cases using GC and GC/MS. Identification of ignitable liquids to an ASTM class, however, this does not include brand identification or identification of a particular ignitable liquid.
  • Analysis of explosives using microscopy, X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy, FTIR, GC, and GC/MS.


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Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR)

The following instrumentation may be used to perform the above examinations:

  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)
  • Light Microscope
  • Polarized Light Microscope
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR), both bench and microscope models
  • X-Ray Fluorescence

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