Craic Technologies, an innovator of UV-visible-NIR microscopy solutions, joins with Laboratory Imaging to introduce rIQ. Available from Warsash Scientific , this is an intelligent solution for the analysis of glass trace evidence.
rIQ combines sophisticated image analysis software, advanced optical design and electronics to enable criminalists in modern forensic laboratories to measure the refractive index of multiple glass fragments simultaneously, quickly and with the highest accuracy.
rIQ is an automated system that uses the thermal immersion method, as defined by the standard ASTM E1967-98, to measure the refractive index of microscopic glass fragments.
The system, which incorporates many years of experience with the analysis of glass, allows the user to analyse the refractive index of multiple glass fragments simultaneously and with sophisticated analytical techniques.
Statistical analysis methods can also be applied but the instrument is also designed to be user friendly with a short learning curve.
rIQ is offered as a standalone package, as an add-on package to Craic Technologies microspectrophotometers and as an upgrade package for older units already in the field.