Nantoechnology on the crime scene

November 19, 2013

With exactly the same material, investigators would get to a much broader range of conclusions, if a set of nanotechnology applications currently being investigated finally gets into their hands. “Instruments used in nanotechnology labs, or nanoparticles themselves, have several uses in forensic science,” says Ian Turner, lecturer in biology and forensic sciences at the University of Derby. “Often, nanotechnology results in improving the sensitivity of already existing forensic techniques”, points out Bruce McCord, professor of forensic chemistry at Florida, International University, who worked at the FBI Forensic Science Centre from 1989 to 1998. (The Guardian)

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