Because XRF is a non-destructive
method and can identify a vast number of elements simultaneously,
it is an excellent tool for fingerprinting all kinds of materials
analyzed in forensic analysis. Because many samples are small,
the µXRF instruments are a popular choice in the forensic
laboratory, while other EDXRF instruments may be used in some
cases when cost is an issue.
Many materials can be identified and matched by analyzing their elemental fingerprint.
Here are a few examples of material
h) Toxic Metals back to top
XRF instrument are used to identify property and apparatus used in drug manufacturing
particularly methamphetamines. Methamphetamine production usually leaves traces
of phosphorus and iodine. back