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Title: Hydrogen sensor

A hydrogen sensor for detecting/quantitating hydrogen and hydrogen isotopes includes a sampling line and a microplasma generator that excites hydrogen from a gas sample and produces light emission from excited hydrogen. A power supply provides power to the microplasma generator, and a spectrometer generates an emission spectrum from the light emission. A programmable computer is adapted for determining whether or not the gas sample includes hydrogen, and for quantitating the amount of hydrogen and/or hydrogen isotopes are present in the gas sample.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
  2. (Katy, TX)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1014734
Report Number(s):
7,839,499
US Patent Application 12/069,971
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English