Case Studies


Government and law enforcement agencies consult with LLNL’s Forensic Science Center (FSC) for analyses beyond the experience of their in-house laboratories and for interpreting samples that demand unusually insightful forensic assessment. Using a comprehensive array of sophisticated technologies, FSC scientists are able to quickly characterize evidentiary materials of importance both to national security and to forensic questions by domestic law enforcement. Our approach maximizes the information returned from limited samples collected by a variety of verification, inspection, monitoring, and law enforcement agencies. From criminal and medical casework to analysis of radioactive or other extraordinary substances, our scientists are prepared to conduct an investigation under necessary classification and quality-control (e.g., ISO 17025) requirements. Read our Case Studies technical publications.


Criminal Investigations


Law Enforcement Support


Medical Mysteries


Radioactive Materials


Unknown Substances