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Title: Apparatus and method for the characterization of respirable aerosols

An apparatus for the characterization of respirable aerosols, including: a burn chamber configured to selectively contain a sample that is selectively heated to generate an aerosol; a heating assembly disposed within the burn chamber adjacent to the sample; and a sampling segment coupled to the burn chamber and configured to collect the aerosol such that it may be analyzed. The apparatus also includes an optional sight window disposed in a wall of the burn chamber such that the sample may be viewed during heating. Optionally, the sample includes one of a Lanthanide, an Actinide, and a Transition metal.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1255136
Assignee:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) Y-12
Patent Number(s):
9,354,218
Application Number:
14/446,492
Contract Number:
NA0001942
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jul 30
Research Org:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Works referenced in this record:

Characterization of atmospheric aerosols using Synchroton radiation total reflection X-ray fluorescence and Fe K-edge total reflection X-ray fluorescence-X-ray absorption near-edge structure
journal, December 2008
  • Fittschen, U. E. A.; Meirer, F.; Streli, C.
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  • DOI: 10.1016/j.sab.2008.10.016