The ideal small footprint SEM for dedicated GSR Analysis

Scanning electron microscopes in forensic and crime laboratories play many roles, including gun shot residue analysis (GSR) used to determine the chemistry of particles collected from firearm suspects. These analyses frequently run for several hours and prevent other SEM uses. The ideal solution is a dedicated and cost-effective desktop SEM for GSR analysis such as the Thermo Scientific Phenom Perception GSR Desktop SEM.

In this webinar we detail the Phenom Perception GSR software workflow used in compliance with ASTM and ENFSI guidelines. The webinar covers the accuracy of the instrument and outlines the critical requirements for an effective SEM for gunshot residue analysis.

We show how users can collect results from up to 30 samples in a defined recipe, scan each sample frame-by-frame, measure particle morphology at high magnification and examine each particle to classify via EDS. We also review an important step in revisiting the sample to confirm the chemistry of the GSR particle. Afterwards, the user generates a report to be presented as solid evidence. Maximum efficiency with minimal effort.

Who should attend?

  • Crime lab specialists
  • SEM operators
  • Lab managers
  • Law enforcement management

Why should you attend

  • Learn about the specialized SEM technique for gunshot residue evidence
  • Visualize the efficiency of Phenom Perception GSR software workflow
  • Understand the importance of a high brightness electron source designed for long life and stability
  • Make a strong case for a dedicated desktop SEM for GSR in your laboratory

Speaker biography


Jeroen Smulders
Product Manager Phenom Perception GSR Desktop SEM, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Jeroen Smulders is a product manager for the Thermo Scientific Phenom Desktop SEM product range at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He plays a leading role in the development and implementation of new software applications for Thermo Fisher Scientific products and shares his best practices with customers to increase their output and get the best results.


Rogier Miltenburg
Application Specialist Phenom XL and Perception GSR Desktop SEMs, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Rogier has a background in biomedical engineering. His goal is to enable forensic labs to quickly provide accurate results by continuously improving GSR analysis by SEM/EDX. To achieve this, he is constantly looking for opportunities to make GSR analysis faster, easier and more reliable than ever.

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