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Title: Method for remote detection of trace contaminants

Abstract

A method for remote detection of trace contaminants in a target area comprises applying sensor particles that preconcentrate the trace contaminant to the target area and detecting the contaminant-sensitive fluorescence from the sensor particles. The sensor particles can have contaminant-sensitive and contaminant-insensitive fluorescent compounds to enable the determination of the amount of trace contaminant present in the target are by relative comparison of the emission of the fluorescent compounds by a local or remote fluorescence detector. The method can be used to remotely detect buried minefields.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174485
Patent Number(s):
6617591
Application Number:
10/004,921
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Simonson, Robert J., and Hance, Bradley G. Method for remote detection of trace contaminants. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Simonson, Robert J., & Hance, Bradley G. Method for remote detection of trace contaminants. United States.
Simonson, Robert J., and Hance, Bradley G. Tue . "Method for remote detection of trace contaminants". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174485.
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {9}
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conference, August 1999


Design of novel iptycene-containing fluorescent polymers for the detection of TNT
conference, August 1999


Progress on determining the vapor signature of a buried land mine
conference, August 1999


Remote detection of nitroaromatic explosives in soil using distributed sensor particles
conference, October 2001