Wednesday, 25 May 2005: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Room 210 (Science & Engineering Resource Center)

Analytical Chemistry Frontiers (ANAL)

Applications of Vibrational Spectroscopy in Forensic Science I

This symposium will feature applications of vibrational spectroscopy that will include Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) and Raman spectroscopy. Presentations will cover analysis of fibers, counterfeit banknotes, museum objects, history of IR microscopes in forensic science, and several contributed talks on various additional applications. The attendee will hear from some of the experts in the field of vibrational spectroscopy as it applies to solving problems in forensic science. Please join us for an exciting day of interesting talks and lively discussions.
Organizer:Gene Hall
Presider:Gene Hall
9:00 AM Gene Hall, presider
9:05 AM IR Microscopes in Forensic Science: Past, Present, and Future
John A. Reffner
9:35 AM Spectrochemical Analysis and Spectral Imaging of Latent Fingerprints and Trace Evidence Included within the Prints
Edward G. Bartick, Diane K. Williams, Heather L. Peters, Rebecca L. Schwartz, Nicole J. Crane, Rohit Bhargava, Daniel Fernandez, Scott W. Huffman, Ira Levin
10:05 AM Use of Drop Coated Deposition Raman (DCDR) for Detection of Explosives
Katia Rothhaar, Jimmy Oxley, Dor Ben-Amotz, Dongmao Zhang, Yong Xie, Corasi Ortiz, Jo Davisson
10:35 AM Morning Break
11:00 AM Applications of Spectroscopy in a Museum
Janice H. Carlson, Jennifer L. Mass
11:30 AM Creation of an ATR-FT-IR Spectral Database of Nail Lacquer Enamel for Use in Forensic Science
Laurie E. Smith, Gene S. Hall

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