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Detection of latent prints by Raman imaging

United States Patent

January 11, 2011
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The present invention relates to a method for detecting a print on a surface, the method comprising: (a) contacting the print with a Raman surface-enhancing agent to produce a Raman-enhanced print; and (b) detecting the Raman-enhanced print using a Raman spectroscopic method. The invention is particularly directed to the imaging of latent fingerprints.
Lewis; Linda Anne (Andersonville, TN), Connatser; Raynella Magdalene (Knoxville, TN), Lewis, Sr.; Samuel Arthur (Andersonville, TN)
Ut-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
12/ 180,157
July 25, 2008
This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC. The U.S. government has certain rights in this invention.