News from Microtrace

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

Microtrace Scientists at NIST/OSAC Meeting

This week (July 9-12, 2019) several Microtrace scientists will attend OSAC's (Organization for Scientific Area Committees) forensic science meetings in Orlando, Florida. While there, they will advise and collaborate on the development of new scientific standards. Read More

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July! Here, we offer some brief thoughts on the chemistry of fireworks. 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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