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Projects/Programs

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Explosives Decomposition Chemistry

High-energy materials are commonly used as military explosives and as advanced propellants. The detailed chemical reactions responsible for detonation

Fingerprint Chemistry

The goal of this focus area is to leverage the wealth of chemical information present in fingerprint deposits for novel forensic applications. This includes

Fire Debris and Explosives

The goal of this focus area is to enhance the measurement science capabilities and address measurement science challenges present in the analysis of fire debris

FORENSICS

The Surface and Trace Chemical Analysis Group conducts research across various forensic science disciplines. The overall goal is to address measurement science

Illicit Narcotics Detection

NIST is measuring the trace chemical signatures and quantities of trace residues and background levels that contaminate surfaces associated with the concealment

Ion Mobility Spectrometry

Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) is widely used for national security and law enforcement, placed at key transportation checkpoints such as airports and border

Opioid Detection and Identification

NIST, the nation’s reference lab for chemical measurements, helps crime labs and medical first responders rapidly detect and identify opioids, particularly new

Toxicology

Toxicology represents the newest focus area for our group. The goal of this work is to compliment traditional toxicological research with development of

Trace Contraband Detection

Screening of people and their belongings including luggage, vehicles, and packages for the presence of trace residues of explosives and narcotics (trace