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Title: Apparatus and method for monitoring breath acetone and diabetic diagnostics

Abstract

An apparatus and method for monitoring diabetes through breath acetone detection and quantitation employs a microplasma source in combination with a spectrometer. The microplasma source provides sufficient energy to produce excited acetone fragments from the breath gas that emit light. The emitted light is sent to the spectrometer, which generates an emission spectrum that is used to detect and quantify acetone in the breath gas.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
943439
Patent Number(s):
7417730
Application Number:
11/395,733
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01J - MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Duan, Yixiang, and Cao, Wenqing. Apparatus and method for monitoring breath acetone and diabetic diagnostics. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Duan, Yixiang, & Cao, Wenqing. Apparatus and method for monitoring breath acetone and diabetic diagnostics. United States.
Duan, Yixiang, and Cao, Wenqing. Tue . "Apparatus and method for monitoring breath acetone and diabetic diagnostics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/943439.
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