trace material

trace material

A nonspecific term for any material or substance found in minute—often barely detectable—amounts in a particular place or setting.

Examples
Gunpowder, explosives residue, trace minerals in diet.
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Here, from trace material according to the latest scientific knowledge, in accordance with strict quality assurance measures DNA profiles (DNA identification patterns) for the West German DNA file (DAD) to create.
If you were to put together a list of those whom you would consider experts in forensic science, it would probably consist of the forensic scientists analysing trace material for criminal justice, possibly the police officers who request certain types of analyses in order to assist with their enquiries and maybe even the politicians and legal representatives involved in deciding whether to institutionalise national DNA registers.
And Prism QTMS automated shop floor data capture is being used to track and trace material usage throughout the manufacturing process.
forensic scientists are primarily concerned with examining contact trace material which will offer potential evidence to link a suspect with the scene of a crime, the victim or the weapon.
All you know is when that tiny amount of trace material got in there.
Centice's technology is also applicable to crime lab and forensic analysis when trace material identifications are critical to case investigations.
Contract notice: Molecular genetics and analytical services - preparation of dna profiles (analysis) of trace material and any comparison samples.
Korea, Scotland, Singapore, and Taiwan, as well as three trace material analytical laboratories.
CAMS can scan 24/7 and transmit alerts sensing the presence of as little as nanogram levels of trace material.
With this new edition, D7566 includes new, specific requirements for the bioderived synthetic fuel component such as thermal stability, distillation control and trace material amounts.
The system also provides the ability to trace material from vendor to production to customer orders.
Trace materials in their clothes matched those used in the manufacturing of bombs, according to court verdict documents.