Forensic Science International 273 (2017) 53–63 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Forensic Science International journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locat e/f orsciint Review Article Multifarious applications of atomic force microscopy in forensic science investigations Gaurav Pandey, Maithri Tharmavaram, Deepak Rawtani , Sumit Kumar, Y. Agrawal Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Sector 18A, Near Police Bhawan, Gandhinagar, India A R T I C L E I N F O A B S T R A C T Article history: Forensic science is a wide ﬁeld comprising of several subspecialties and uses methods derived from Received 15 September 2016 Received in revised form 19 December 2016 natural sciences for ﬁnding criminals and other evidence valid in a legal court. A relatively new area; Accepted 31 January 2017 Nano-forensics brings a new era of investigation in forensic science in which instantaneous results can be Available online 11 February 2017 produced that determine various agents such as explosive gasses, biological agents and residues in different crime scenes and terrorist activity investigations. This can be achieved by applying Keywords: Nanotechnology and its associated characterization techniques in forensic sciences. Several characteri- Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) zation techniques exist in Nanotechnology and nano-analysis is one such technique that is used
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Published: Apr 1, 2017
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