New 'Weapon' In Forensics: Devise Detects Latent Prints On Human Skin

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 11:35 in Physics & Chemistry

Fingerprints that used to escape detection could soon help point to the killer. Using a field portable system investigators at crime scenes will be able to detect latent prints on human skin. The system takes advantage of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)-based agents to visualize latent prints.

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