News from Microtrace

Faux Faux Fur Faux Pas

When NBC News correspondent Jeff Rossen explored the fake fur industry he consulted Microtrace. The problem is, a lot of fake fur isn't really fake. Read More

National Forensic Science Week 2019

This week (15-21 September 2019) is National Forensic Science Week. We want to take this opportunity to honor forensic scientists around the world, both active and historical, who, for well over a century, have analyzed evidence on a daily basis in the pursuit of providing scientifically-supportable contributions to cases.  This work has done tremendous good, […] Read More

New Instrument- Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) System

Microtrace recently added an electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) system. This supplement to the FE-SEM provides crystallographic and microstructural information. EBSD data can be applied to numerous applications including industrial or metallurgical samples as well as forensic paint analysis and geosourcing of soils. Read More

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Recent Publications

Article: The Role of Collections in Trace Evidence

The Microscope (67/2) features an article by Christopher Palenik. "The Role of Collections in Trace Evidence" illustrates the range of benefits that reference collections and their datasets can provide to the forensic science community in casework, training, and general experience. Read More

Trace Evidence Presentation at Public Defender Forensic Science Conference

On 30 May 2019, Microtrace's Skip Palenik and Jason Beckert talked about trace evidence at the annual forensic science conference of Forensic Science Division of the Cook County Public Defender Office. Read More

Microtrace’s Breadth of Expertise at Inter/Micro 2019

Next week, microscopists from around the world are gathering in Chicago for Inter/Micro 2019- the premier international microscopy conference. Seven Microtrace scientists are presenting papers at the conference. Read More

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