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Title: Real-time detection method and system for identifying individual aerosol particles

Abstract

An improved method and system of identifying individual aerosol particles in real time. Sample aerosol particles are collimated, tracked, and screened to determine which ones qualify for mass spectrometric analysis based on predetermined qualification or selection criteria. Screening techniques include one or more of determining particle size, shape, symmetry, and fluorescence. Only qualifying particles passing all screening criteria are subject to desorption/ionization and single particle mass spectrometry to produce corresponding test spectra, which is used to determine the identities of each of the qualifying aerosol particles by comparing the test spectra against predetermined spectra for known particle types. In this manner, activation cycling of a particle ablation laser of a single particle mass spectrometer is reduced.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [6];  [6]
  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Patterson, CA
  3. Oakland, CA
  4. Kensington, CA
  5. Alamo, CA
  6. Livermore, CA
  7. Berkeley, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
913342
Patent Number(s):
7,260,483
Application Number:
10/916,737
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) OAK
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Gard, Eric E, Coffee, Keith R, Frank, Matthias, Tobias, Herbert J, Fergenson, David P, Madden, Norm, Riot, Vincent J, Steele, Paul T, and Woods, Bruce W. Real-time detection method and system for identifying individual aerosol particles. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Gard, Eric E, Coffee, Keith R, Frank, Matthias, Tobias, Herbert J, Fergenson, David P, Madden, Norm, Riot, Vincent J, Steele, Paul T, & Woods, Bruce W. Real-time detection method and system for identifying individual aerosol particles. United States.
Gard, Eric E, Coffee, Keith R, Frank, Matthias, Tobias, Herbert J, Fergenson, David P, Madden, Norm, Riot, Vincent J, Steele, Paul T, and Woods, Bruce W. Tue . "Real-time detection method and system for identifying individual aerosol particles". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/913342.
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abstractNote = {An improved method and system of identifying individual aerosol particles in real time. Sample aerosol particles are collimated, tracked, and screened to determine which ones qualify for mass spectrometric analysis based on predetermined qualification or selection criteria. Screening techniques include one or more of determining particle size, shape, symmetry, and fluorescence. Only qualifying particles passing all screening criteria are subject to desorption/ionization and single particle mass spectrometry to produce corresponding test spectra, which is used to determine the identities of each of the qualifying aerosol particles by comparing the test spectra against predetermined spectra for known particle types. In this manner, activation cycling of a particle ablation laser of a single particle mass spectrometer is reduced.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {8}
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