Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $185,476)
This objective of this award is to develop a nondestructive analytical methodology capable of providing highly discriminating identification of textile fibers encountered as physical evidence in criminal investigations. The applicant proposes to use fluorescence line narrowing spectroscopy, a high-resolution luminescence technique, to characterize textile dyestuffs for the purpose of establishing the possibility of a common source of a questioned and a known fiber.
- Improvements to Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry for Quantitative Forensic Analysis Using a Short Pulse (100 Femtosecond) Ultraviolet Laser
- Enhancing the Capacity, Capabilities, and Validity of U.S. Forensic Laboratories
- Establishing a National Firearms and Toolmark Statistical Background Population for Calculation of Error Rates