News from Microtrace

Skip Palenik appointed to two American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Research Committees.

Skip Palenik appointed to the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Research Committees on Fiber Analysis Methods and Spectroscopic Technologies. () . .   Founded as the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), the Association continues to evolve to meet the needs of those in the ever-changing textile and materials industries. […] Read More

Skip Palenik Locard Award presenetation featured in ASTEE Journal

Special thanks to the American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners for featuring the 2013 Locard Award presentation made to Skip Palenik at the ASTEE banquet in Seattle Washington at the Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Read More

Mercury Wings

Product does not contain mercury. Amusing public chemical sightings noted by Microtrace featured in C&E Newscripts column. Read More

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Recent Publications

Case Study: Sub-micron analysis of multi-laminate layers

This case study presents an illustration of the characterization of sub-micrometer layers (nanolayers) in a thin film both structurally and elementally. Read More

Seeing Color: Practical Methods in Pigment Microscopy

Using examples of pigments in paint, fibers, and cosmetics, practical sample preparation and imaging methods that permit detailed visualization and utilization of pigments as evidence in forensic and industrial examinations will be demonstrated. Read More

Streaks in Salmon

White streaks observed in Salmon fillets were analyzed and identified as creatine, a naturally occurring nitrogenous acid and dietary supplement for both fish and humans. Read More

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