Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $142,475)
The long-term goal of the proposed research is to develop rapid, accurate and precise methods to use soil biochemistry as trace evidence. The objective of the proposed work, which is a step towards achieving the researchers ultimate goal, is to assess the effect of contrasting storage conditions on the forensic discrimination of soils and design a protocol for the analysis of soils that are kept under a range of storage conditions.
- Enhanced Ignitable Liquid and Substrate Database Functionality for Improved Casework and Research.
- Ionic liquid-solvated near infrared dyes for detection of trace blood spatter in textiles under ambient lighting conditions
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