Applying the Technology of the TurboMatrix 650 ATD to the Analysis of Liquid Accelerants in Arson Investigation

Applications | 2008 | PerkinElmerInstrumentation
GC/MSD, Thermal desorption, GC/SQ
Homeland Security
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