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Title: Method of analyzing multiple sample simultaneously by detecting absorption and systems for use in such a method

Abstract

The present invention provides a method of analyzing multiple samples simultaneously by absorption detection. The method comprises: (i) providing a planar array of multiple containers, each of which contains a sample comprising at least one absorbing species, (ii) irradiating the planar array of multiple containers with a light source and (iii) detecting absorption of light with a detetion means that is in line with the light source at a distance of at leaat about 10 times a cross-sectional distance of a container in the planar array of multiple containers. The absorption of light by a sample indicates the presence of an absorbing species in it. The method can further comprise: (iv) measuring the amount of absorption of light detected in (iii) indicating the amount of the absorbing species in the sample. Also provided by the present invention is a system for use in the abov metho.The system comprises; (i) a light source comrnpising or consisting essentially of at leaat one wavelength of light, the absorption of which is to be detected, (ii) a planar array of multiple containers, and (iii) a detection means that is in line with the light source and is positioned in line with and parallel tomore » the planar array of multiple contiainers at a distance of at least about 10 times a cross-sectional distance of a container.« less

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc., Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175021
Patent Number(s):
6,788,414
Application Number:
10/070,531
Assignee:
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Ames, IA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-82
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Yeung, Edward S., and Gong, Xiaoyi. Method of analyzing multiple sample simultaneously by detecting absorption and systems for use in such a method. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Yeung, Edward S., & Gong, Xiaoyi. Method of analyzing multiple sample simultaneously by detecting absorption and systems for use in such a method. United States.
Yeung, Edward S., and Gong, Xiaoyi. Tue . "Method of analyzing multiple sample simultaneously by detecting absorption and systems for use in such a method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175021.
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title = {Method of analyzing multiple sample simultaneously by detecting absorption and systems for use in such a method},
author = {Yeung, Edward S. and Gong, Xiaoyi},
abstractNote = {The present invention provides a method of analyzing multiple samples simultaneously by absorption detection. The method comprises: (i) providing a planar array of multiple containers, each of which contains a sample comprising at least one absorbing species, (ii) irradiating the planar array of multiple containers with a light source and (iii) detecting absorption of light with a detetion means that is in line with the light source at a distance of at leaat about 10 times a cross-sectional distance of a container in the planar array of multiple containers. The absorption of light by a sample indicates the presence of an absorbing species in it. The method can further comprise: (iv) measuring the amount of absorption of light detected in (iii) indicating the amount of the absorbing species in the sample. Also provided by the present invention is a system for use in the abov metho.The system comprises; (i) a light source comrnpising or consisting essentially of at leaat one wavelength of light, the absorption of which is to be detected, (ii) a planar array of multiple containers, and (iii) a detection means that is in line with the light source and is positioned in line with and parallel to the planar array of multiple contiainers at a distance of at least about 10 times a cross-sectional distance of a container.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 07 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
month = {Tue Sep 07 00:00:00 EDT 2004}
}

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