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Title: Apparatus for and method of performing spectroscopic analysis on an article

Abstract

An apparatus and method are disclosed for analyzing an article having an entrance and an exit in communication with the entrance. The apparatus comprises: a spectrometer having an emission source with a focal point; a plurality of mirrors; and a detector connected to the spectroscope. The emission source is positioned so that its focal point is substantially coextensive with the entrance of the article. The mirrors comprise: a first mirror positionable adjacent the exit of the article and a second mirror positioned relative to the other of said plurality of mirrors. The first mirror receives scattered emissions exiting the article and substantially collimates the scattered emissions. The second mirror substantially focuses the collimated emissions into a focused emission. The detector receives the focused emission from the mirrors. 6 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
350318
Patent Number(s):
5895918
Application Number:
PAN: 9-060,909
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 20 Apr 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY; SPECTROMETERS; DESIGN; MIRRORS

Citation Formats

Powell, G L, and Hallman, Jr, R L. Apparatus for and method of performing spectroscopic analysis on an article. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Powell, G L, & Hallman, Jr, R L. Apparatus for and method of performing spectroscopic analysis on an article. United States.
Powell, G L, and Hallman, Jr, R L. Tue . "Apparatus for and method of performing spectroscopic analysis on an article". United States.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and method are disclosed for analyzing an article having an entrance and an exit in communication with the entrance. The apparatus comprises: a spectrometer having an emission source with a focal point; a plurality of mirrors; and a detector connected to the spectroscope. The emission source is positioned so that its focal point is substantially coextensive with the entrance of the article. The mirrors comprise: a first mirror positionable adjacent the exit of the article and a second mirror positioned relative to the other of said plurality of mirrors. The first mirror receives scattered emissions exiting the article and substantially collimates the scattered emissions. The second mirror substantially focuses the collimated emissions into a focused emission. The detector receives the focused emission from the mirrors. 6 figs.},
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