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How Can Nuclear Science Help Criminal Investigations?

Script: Luciana Viegas Assumpcao, Animation: Paul Goesseringer

How can nuclear science help criminal investigations? Well, atoms don’t lie.

Criminals may try to cover, clean or conceal evidence. But traces of it will always be left behind. The science of studying atoms is gaining ground in the world of forensics. X-rays, neutrons and ions offer advantages over conventional methods. They can analyse one particle among millions and pinpoint origin with great accuracy while leaving crucial evidence intact.

Last update: 30 January 2019

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