Application Note: Rapid-Response Forensic Analyses Using Raman IdentiCheck
12 July 2011

In this application note from PerkinElmer, it is demonstrated that Raman spectroscopy is a suitable technique for the detection and identification of forensically-important materials. It also addresses the challenges of sample fluorescence, which can render the data unusable; low specificity and poor sensitivity that makes positive identification difficult and can increase the probability of getting false positive or false negatives. The Raman IdentiCheck is used to analyse a range of forensic sample types including narcotics, explosives and explosive precursors.