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

Abstract

An apparatus for and method of 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  2. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
872256
Patent Number(s):
5895918
Assignee:
Lockhead Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; method; performing; spectroscopic; analysis; article; analyzing; entrance; exit; communication; comprises; spectrometer; emission; source; focal; plurality; mirrors; detector; connected; spectroscope; positioned; substantially; coextensive; comprise; mirror; positionable; adjacent; relative; receives; scattered; emissions; exiting; collimates; focuses; collimated; focused; spectroscopic analysis; apparatus comprises; positioned relative; apparatus comprise; detector receives; /250/356/

Citation Formats

Powell, George Louis, and Hallman, Jr., Russell Louis. Apparatus for and method of performing spectroscopic analysis on an article. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Powell, George Louis, & Hallman, Jr., Russell Louis. Apparatus for and method of performing spectroscopic analysis on an article. United States.
Powell, George Louis, and Hallman, Jr., Russell Louis. Fri . "Apparatus for and method of performing spectroscopic analysis on an article". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872256.
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title = {Apparatus for and method of performing spectroscopic analysis on an article},
author = {Powell, George Louis and Hallman, Jr., Russell Louis},
abstractNote = {An apparatus for and method of 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.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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