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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $50,000)
The applicant proposes to use laser ablation coupled with mass spectrometry to nondestructively extract additional evidence from evidence gathered at a crime scene. This technique has potential applicability to multiple types of forensic evidence, including fingerprints, ammunition and questioned documents. As an illustrative example, this technique, if successful, would extract and identify the molecules associated with explosive residue captured in the chemicals used to develop fingerprints, without destroying the prints.
"Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).
- Improving Evidence Management: Best Practices for Handling, Preservation, Retention, and Tracking
- Development of an Open Source Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry (DART-MS) Search Software and Library Building Tool for the Analysis of Complex Drug Mixtures
- Expanded Quantitative Cannabinoid Testing in Biological Specimens to Combat the Ever Changing Cannabis Landscape