News from Microtrace

Did you know? Skip Palenik has been featured on 7 Forensic Files episodes

Skip Palenik of Microtrace has been featured on seven episodes of Forensic Files. One of these was even voted a fan favorite during a CourtTV poll. Read More

Happy 22nd Anniversary Microtrace

Twenty two years ago Skip Palenik founded Microtrace as a lab where logic, science and microscopy could be used without prejudice or bias to solve problems. Read More

NIST OSAC appoints two Microtrace scientists

Skip Palenik and Dr. Chris Palenik of Microtrace LLC were both appointed to the newly established Organization for Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). Read More

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Recent Publications

Jason Beckert of Microtrace to present at annual MAFS meeting in St. Paul, MN

Jason Beckert of Microtrace to present at annual MAFS meeting in St. Paul, MN the week of October 6th, 2014. Read More

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

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

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