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Title: Fiber optic detector

This invention is comprised of a portable fiber optic detector that senses the presence of specific target chemicals by exchanging the target chemical for a fluorescently-tagged antigen that is bound to an antibody which is in turn attached to an optical fiber. Replacing the fluorescently-tagged antigen reduces the fluorescence so that a photon sensing detector records the reduced light level and activates an appropriate alarm or indicator.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10104819
Report Number(s):
PATENTS-US--A516590
ON: DE92004609; PAN: US patent application 7-516,590
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1990
Research Org:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; SPECTROMETERS; DESIGN; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; DETECTION; HEROIN; COCAINE; MARIHUANA; INVENTIONS; PORTABLE EQUIPMENT; FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY; FIBER OPTICS; ANTIGENS 440600; OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION