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Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: A Review of Recent Applications in Forensic Science

NCJ Number
Date Published
May 2018
6 pages
Marisia A. Fikiet; Shelby R. Khandasammy; Ewelina Mistek; Yasmine Ahmed; Lenka Halamkova; Justin Bueno; Igor K. Lednev
Publication Type
Research (Applied/Empirical), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored), Literature Review
Grant Number(s)
2014-DN-BX-K016, 2016-DN-BX-0166
This article reviews emerging surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) technologies recently developed for forensic applications.
Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy has many advantages over its parent technique of Raman spectroscopy. Some of these advantages, such as increased sensitivity and selectivity, and therefore the possibility of small sample sizes and detection of small concentrations are invaluable in the field of forensics. A variety of new SERS surfaces and novel approaches are presented here on a wide range of forensically relevant topics. (publisher abstract modified)
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