Analyzing Forensic Evidence Based on Density with Magnetic Levitation

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Lockett, Matthew; Mirica, Katherine A.; Mace, Charles R.; Blackledge, Robert D.; Whitesides, George M.;
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2012.02221.x
  • Subject: forensic science | density-based measurements | analysis of contact traces | magnetic levitation (MagLev) | quantitative analytical method | glitter | gunpowder

This paper describes a method for determining the density of contact trace objects with magnetic levitation (MagLev). MagLev measurements accurately determine the density (±0.0002 g/cm3) of a diamagnetic object and are compatible with objects that are nonuniform in shap... View more
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