A range of analytical tools and techniques are employed in the discovery of evidence or examination of materials relevant to the investigation of crimes or to other legal proceedings. Such forensic evidence may take the form of biological samples, deposited trace materials and residues or contaminant, counterfeit or hoax materials.

Analytical instrumentation used in forensic studies has evolved to become ever more sensitive and provide novel information and increasing levels of detail, opening up new possibilities in legal investigations.

Morphologically-Directed-Raman-Spectroscopy (MDRS®) combines automated particle imaging and Raman spectroscopy in one instrument. This provides particle size and shape analysis along with chemical identification, invaluable for discriminating between multiple components within a mix or for the detection of contaminant particles in a sample. A distinctive signature is provided that can help identify an object or substance, determine its source, or detect changes to its integrity resulting from contamination. Direct export of the Raman spectrum of an unknown particle from Malvern Panalytical's Morphologi 4-ID software to Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll® ID Expert, with its extensive chemical database, enhances the information gained by MDRS.

MDRS can be used to interrogate a variety of forensic evidence types, including:

  • Illicit drugs
  • Counterfeit pharmaceuticals
  • Hoax powders
  • Soils
  • Gunshot residues
  • Contaminants of various types

Morphologi 4-ID

Morphologi 4-ID

Rapid, automated, component-specific particle characterization in a single, integrated platform

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Measurement Chemical identification, Particle shape, Particle size, Contaminant detection and analysis
Particle size range 0.5µm - 1300µm
Technology Image analysis, Morphologically Directed Raman Spectroscopy (MDRS)

Epsilon 1

Epsilon 1

Small, powerful and portable XRF analyzer

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Measurement Elemental analysis, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental quantification
Elemental range Na-Am
Resolution (Mn-Ka) 135eV
LLD 1 ppm - 100%
Sample throughput Up to - 80per 8h day
Technology X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)

Epsilon 4

Epsilon 4

Fast and accurate at-line elemental analysis

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Measurement Thin film metrology, Elemental analysis, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental quantification
Elemental range C-Am
Resolution (Mn-Ka) 135eV
LLD 1 ppm - 100%
Sample throughput Up to - 160per 8h day
Technology X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)

Epsilon 4 Building materials

Epsilon 4 Building materials

Improve your process efficiency through high-quality, low-cost elemental analysis.

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Measurement Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification
Technology Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)

Epsilon 4 Food & environment

Epsilon 4 Food & environment

Trust your product quality

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Measurement Elemental analysis, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental quantification
Technology Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)

Epsilon 4 Lubricating oils

Epsilon 4 Lubricating oils

Value beyond compliance

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Measurement Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification
Technology Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)

Epsilon 4 Mining & minerals

Epsilon 4 Mining & minerals

Increase your process efficiency and recovery rate

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Measurement Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification
Technology Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)

Epsilon 4 Oils & fuels

Epsilon 4 Oils & fuels

Save thousands in oil and fuel production

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Measurement Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification
Technology Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)

Epsilon 4 Pharmaceuticals & cosmetics

Epsilon 4 Pharmaceuticals & cosmetics

Trust your product quality

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Measurement Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification
Technology Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)

Epsilon 4 Polymers plastics and paints

Epsilon 4 Polymers plastics and paints

Increase your polymer product consistency

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Measurement Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification
Technology Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)

Morphologi 4-ID

Morphologi 4-ID

Rapid, automated, component-specific particle characterization in a single, integrated platform

Epsilon 1

Epsilon 1

Small, powerful and portable XRF analyzer

Epsilon 4

Epsilon 4

Fast and accurate at-line elemental analysis

Epsilon 4 Building materials

Epsilon 4 Building materials

Improve your process efficiency through high-quality, low-cost elemental analysis.

Epsilon 4 Food & environment

Epsilon 4 Food & environment

Trust your product quality

Epsilon 4 Lubricating oils

Epsilon 4 Lubricating oils

Value beyond compliance

Epsilon 4 Mining & minerals

Epsilon 4 Mining & minerals

Increase your process efficiency and recovery rate

Epsilon 4 Oils & fuels

Epsilon 4 Oils & fuels

Save thousands in oil and fuel production

Epsilon 4 Pharmaceuticals & cosmetics

Epsilon 4 Pharmaceuticals & cosmetics

Trust your product quality

Epsilon 4 Polymers plastics and paints

Epsilon 4 Polymers plastics and paints

Increase your polymer product consistency

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Measurement Chemical identification, Particle shape, Particle size, Contaminant detection and analysis Elemental analysis, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental quantification Thin film metrology, Elemental analysis, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental quantification Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification Elemental analysis, Contaminant detection and analysis, Elemental quantification Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification
Particle size range 0.5µm - 1300µm                  
Elemental range   Na-Am C-Am              
Resolution (Mn-Ka)   135eV 135eV              
LLD   1 ppm - 100% 1 ppm - 100%              
Sample throughput   Up to - 80per 8h day Up to - 160per 8h day              
Technology Image analysis, Morphologically Directed Raman Spectroscopy (MDRS) X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)

Morphologi 4-ID

ASD LabSpec range

Epsilon 1

Epsilon 4

Empyrean range

Morphologi 4-ID ASD LabSpec range Epsilon 1 Epsilon 4 Empyrean range

Rapid, automated, component-specific particle characterization in a single, integrated platform

Laboratory Instrumentation for Qualitative and Quantitative Materials Analysis

Small, powerful and portable XRF analyzer

Fast and accurate at-line elemental analysis

Multipurpose X-ray diffractometers for your analytical needs

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Measurement type
Chemical identification
Contaminant detection and analysis
Elemental analysis
Elemental quantification
Technology
Image analysis
Morphologically Directed Raman Spectroscopy (MDRS)
Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)
Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)
X-ray Diffraction (XRD)