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Mass Spectrometers

Mass Spectrometry: The Real Process Behind Your Favorite Crime Drama's 'Lab Results'

Kristal Maner-Smith | Posted 09.11.2012 | Science
Kristal Maner-Smith

In crime dramas, items recovered from a crime scene are sent to "The Lab," where a series of curious individuals analyze the samples and spit out an answer. This post aims to elucidate the mechanisms that analytical chemists employ to provide answers to these dastardly quandaries.