Infrared and Raman spectroscopy have become important components of a complete forensic investigation. The highly specific nature of spectroscopic chemical analysis greatly facilitates the identification of unknown compounds. Infrared microanalysis works great for drug and trace identification as well as identifying unknown compounds. Raman analysis can be readily used for drug analysis through polymer bags. Raman analysis is invaluable in evaluating paints, as many pigments contain organometallic compounds that are readily analyzed by Raman.
During this webinar, we’ll dive into some of the common challenges when performing rapid infrared and Raman analysis:
- Firstly, the existence of the concurrent fluorescence background, which must be suppressed in order to obtain accurate Raman spectra.
- Second, when looking to evaluate unknown samples via FTIR, signal-to-noise performance can be an issue.
- Lastly, the wavelength precision of data collected by both techniques is important in the accurate identification of unknowns.
Join us and webinar guest speaker, Dr. Tom Tague where we will address these challenges, and highlight innovative solutions. Real world examples will be presented showing how easily infrared and Raman spectroscopy can identify trace evidence.
Key Webinar Takeaways
- Learn how truly useable Raman data can be collected on almost all samples
- Discover why wavelength precision is key for accurate library searching
- Understand the importance of fluorescence removal when analyzing samples.