Forensics

XRD and XRF for phase and elemental analysis / RAMAN for chemical identification

ForensicsX-ray analytical methods have a long history as important tools used to investigate and establish facts in criminal or civil courts of law. Law enforcement at local, state, national, and international levels, as well as customs offices, routinely use X-ray tools to identify, compare or analyze unknown materials. Small spot X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a non-destructive method that can not only identify and quantify a vast number of atomic elements but also generate area maps of elemental distribution. Common applications include mapping of Pb and Cu residue from bullet holes in clothing, glass chip analysis, ink content and residue analysis. X-ray diffraction (XRD) can identify chemical phases in complete unknowns. For both techniques, quantitative results can be obtained without the use of standards. Rigaku's new Raman spectrometer series are also perfect for chemical or organic materials identification, whether in the lab or in the field.

Systems: 
NEX QC   NEX QC
Low-cost EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin-films
  MiniFlex   MiniFlex
New 6th-generation general purpose benchtop XRD system for phase i.d and phase quantification
  XtaLAB mini   XtaLAB mini II
A compact, easy to use benchtop system with the latest technology HPC detector, ideal for self-service crystallography.
Progeny ResQ   Progeny ResQ
Expands incident response by identifying more substances as the new generation in handheld chemical detection
  Supermini   Supermini200
Benchtop tube below sequential WDXRF spectrometer analyzes F through U in solids, liquids and powders
  NEX CG   NEX CG
High-performance, Cartesian-geometry EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin-films