Forensic scientist uses a microscope atop of Laser Ablator to remove substances from the surface of an object by vaporization
The Trace Evidence Section examines evidence including fire debris, footwear and tire impressions, paint, lamp on/off examinations, lachrymators (tear gas, "pepper spray") and unknown substances.
Examiners employ an arsenal of high-tech instruments including:
- Polarizing microscopes
- Comparison Microscopes
- Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer/Mass Selective Detector
- Pyrolysis Gas Chromatograph/Mass Chromatograph/Mass Selective Detector
- Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer