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Title: Hyperspectral Raman imaging using a spatial heterodyne spectrometer (SHS)

Abstract

Savannah River National Laboratory, and the larger community, has limited chemical-specific imaging capabilities, which would be beneficial for remote detection of threat chemicals or use in inaccessible and harsh environments, as well as in-line process monitoring. Chemical imaging technology would support multiple directorates through stand-off detection of chemicals (National Security), and imaging of chemical distributions in a process (Nuclear Materials Management, Clean Energy) and in waste tanks (Environmental Stewardship). Chemical-specific imaging is underdeveloped due to issues of sensitivity, stable alignment and calibration, and ease of operation associated with most optical instruments. The project objective is to develop a novel, rugged, highly sensitive spectrometer to support real-time, chemically specific imaging using hyperspectral Raman spectroscopy. Raman spectroscopic analysis will provide chemical specificity and using a spatial heterodyne spectrometer (SHS) will increase the sensitivity due to the high light throughput design. The SHS design does not require moving parts allowing for a very stable system, reducing alignment and calibration issues. The instrument will be assembled and initially applied to Raman gas detection of the Saltstone disposal unit headspace gas concentrations. Raman gas analysis is the most impacted by sensitivity issues and will be used to demonstrate the increased light collection capability of themore » SHS over a conventional dispersive spectrometer. The system will be later modified to image spectral information in a spatial domain to provide information on the spatial distribution of a sample scene.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
  2. Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River National Lab (SRNL), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1475279
Report Number(s):
SRNL-STI-2018-00547
TRN: US1902614
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Fessler, K. A.S., Lascola, R., O'Rourke, P., and Angel, S. M. Hyperspectral Raman imaging using a spatial heterodyne spectrometer (SHS). United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1475279.
Fessler, K. A.S., Lascola, R., O'Rourke, P., & Angel, S. M. Hyperspectral Raman imaging using a spatial heterodyne spectrometer (SHS). United States. doi:10.2172/1475279.
Fessler, K. A.S., Lascola, R., O'Rourke, P., and Angel, S. M. Fri . "Hyperspectral Raman imaging using a spatial heterodyne spectrometer (SHS)". United States. doi:10.2172/1475279. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1475279.
@article{osti_1475279,
title = {Hyperspectral Raman imaging using a spatial heterodyne spectrometer (SHS)},
author = {Fessler, K. A.S. and Lascola, R. and O'Rourke, P. and Angel, S. M.},
abstractNote = {Savannah River National Laboratory, and the larger community, has limited chemical-specific imaging capabilities, which would be beneficial for remote detection of threat chemicals or use in inaccessible and harsh environments, as well as in-line process monitoring. Chemical imaging technology would support multiple directorates through stand-off detection of chemicals (National Security), and imaging of chemical distributions in a process (Nuclear Materials Management, Clean Energy) and in waste tanks (Environmental Stewardship). Chemical-specific imaging is underdeveloped due to issues of sensitivity, stable alignment and calibration, and ease of operation associated with most optical instruments. The project objective is to develop a novel, rugged, highly sensitive spectrometer to support real-time, chemically specific imaging using hyperspectral Raman spectroscopy. Raman spectroscopic analysis will provide chemical specificity and using a spatial heterodyne spectrometer (SHS) will increase the sensitivity due to the high light throughput design. The SHS design does not require moving parts allowing for a very stable system, reducing alignment and calibration issues. The instrument will be assembled and initially applied to Raman gas detection of the Saltstone disposal unit headspace gas concentrations. Raman gas analysis is the most impacted by sensitivity issues and will be used to demonstrate the increased light collection capability of the SHS over a conventional dispersive spectrometer. The system will be later modified to image spectral information in a spatial domain to provide information on the spatial distribution of a sample scene.},
doi = {10.2172/1475279},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

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