Issue Date: May 21, 2012
Viewers of police procedural television shows are probably familiar with the idea of using gunshot residue to help identify suspects and solve crimes. In real life, however, forensic investigators currently use gunshot residue merely to establish that a gun has been fired. But new work with Raman spectroscopy suggests those residues might contain far more information than police currently analyze.
Two independent groups are showing that Raman can help match gunshot residue to the type . . .
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