How is spectroscopy used in forensics or in industry?
Here are just a few of the ways that spectroscopy is used in forensics.
Different techniques are often used on the same samples, because each method gives different information.
Near-IR and Fourier Transform IR spectroscopy
- measurement of blood alcohol content
- analysis of drug, fibre, and paint samples
- visualization of bruises and bite marks on tissue
- detection of blood and explosives
Diffuse Reflectance Near-IR Spectroscopy
- establishing time of death
- analysis of paint and fibres.
- analysis of inks, explosives, drugs, and minerals
- detection of body fluids, hair, and fibres
- detection of latent fingerprints.