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Title: Device and method for determining oxygen concentration and pressure in gases

Abstract

Disclosed are oxygen concentration and/or pressure sensing devices and methods which incorporate photoluminescent silica aerogels. Disclosed sensors include a light proof housing for holding the photoluminescent aerogel, a source of excitation radiation (e.g., a UV source), a detector for detecting radiation emitted by the aerogel, a system for delivering a sample gas to the aerogel, and a thermocouple. Also disclosed are water resistant oxygen sensors having a photoluminescent aerogel coated with a hydrophobic material. 6 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
335442
Patent Number(s):
5,885,843
Application Number:
PAN: 8-815,290
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 400102; PA: EDB-99:046438; SN: 99002077328
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 23 Mar 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; MONITORS; OXYGEN; GAS ANALYSIS; SILICA GEL; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; RADIATION DETECTORS

Citation Formats

Ayers, M.R., and Hunt, A.J. Device and method for determining oxygen concentration and pressure in gases. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Ayers, M.R., & Hunt, A.J. Device and method for determining oxygen concentration and pressure in gases. United States.
Ayers, M.R., and Hunt, A.J. Tue . "Device and method for determining oxygen concentration and pressure in gases". United States.
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abstractNote = {Disclosed are oxygen concentration and/or pressure sensing devices and methods which incorporate photoluminescent silica aerogels. Disclosed sensors include a light proof housing for holding the photoluminescent aerogel, a source of excitation radiation (e.g., a UV source), a detector for detecting radiation emitted by the aerogel, a system for delivering a sample gas to the aerogel, and a thermocouple. Also disclosed are water resistant oxygen sensors having a photoluminescent aerogel coated with a hydrophobic material. 6 figs.},
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