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Title: Method and apparatus for optical temperature measurements

Abstract

A method and apparatus are provided for remotely monitoring temperature. Both method and apparatus employ a temperature probe material having an excitation-dependent emission line whose fluorescence intensity varies directly with temperature whenever excited by light having a first wavelength and whose fluorescence intensity varies inversely with temperature whenever excited by light having a second wavelength. Temperature is measured by alternatively illiminating the temperature probe material with light having the first wavelength and light having the second wavelength, monitoring the intensity of the successive emissions of the excitation-dependent emission line, and relating the intensity ratio of successive emissions to temperature. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6707620
Application Number:
ON: DE87007236
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; RARE EARTHS; USES; HYPERTHERMIA; MEDICINE; OPTICAL SCANNERS; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; BODY TEMPERATURE; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; METALS; OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; 440300* - Miscellaneous Instruments- (-1989); 550600 - Medicine

Citation Formats

Angel, S M, and Hirschfeld, T B. Method and apparatus for optical temperature measurements. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Angel, S M, & Hirschfeld, T B. Method and apparatus for optical temperature measurements. United States.
Angel, S M, and Hirschfeld, T B. Tue . "Method and apparatus for optical temperature measurements". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus are provided for remotely monitoring temperature. Both method and apparatus employ a temperature probe material having an excitation-dependent emission line whose fluorescence intensity varies directly with temperature whenever excited by light having a first wavelength and whose fluorescence intensity varies inversely with temperature whenever excited by light having a second wavelength. Temperature is measured by alternatively illiminating the temperature probe material with light having the first wavelength and light having the second wavelength, monitoring the intensity of the successive emissions of the excitation-dependent emission line, and relating the intensity ratio of successive emissions to temperature. 3 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {4}
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