Gunshot Residue (GSR) analysis has a vital role to play in determining if a firearm has been used in a crime. Proven GSR analysis methods are based on the use of a scanning electron microscope (SEM), which is used to scan the sample and locate suspect GSR particles. If a suspect particle is discovered, an Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) method is applied to classify the elements in that particle.
The Thermo Scientific™ Phenom Perception GSR Desktop SEM is the only exclusive SEM specially designed for gunshot residue analysis. Since the system is automated, it allows users to accelerate the analysis process. There is no need to modify the settings each time, therefore, users directly concentrate on the job at hand.
A high brightness CeB6 source is at the core of the desktop Phenom system. This means that users can be self-assured it will deliver reliable, long-lasting day-to-day use, and will not need to be replaced without warning. The Phenom Perception GSR performs gun-shot residue analysis on-demand, quicker, easier, and more reliable than ever before. It is ideal for all busy labs that want to save floor space and time.
- Stable operation, available 24/7
- Exclusive gunshot residue solution
- Long lifetime CeB6 source
- Only requires small lab space
Analyzing Gunshot Residue with Scanning Electron Microscopy
EDS analysis on plasmonic ball
GSR User Interface with GSR particle and stage map
GSR particle with Pb, Sb, and Ba.
General perception interface where you can see the acquired spectra from particle
GSR User Interface - revisiting and verification of GSR particle
GSR perception interface where you can see the acquired spectra from particle
GSR User Interface with GSR particle inspector