Forensic analysis of an artificial sweetener commonly employed in hoax powder attacks

This application note details how Morphologically-Directed Raman Spectroscopy (MDRS®) can be applied to the forensic identification of commercially sourced white powders commonly used in hoax bio-terrorism powder attacks. It explains how the technique can identify components within a powder blend and obtain the component-specific particle size and particle shape distribution data required to help determine the source of each component.


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