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Title: High-Speed, Three Dimensional Object Composition Mapping Technology

This document overviews an entirely new approach to determining the composition--the chemical-elemental, isotopic and molecular make-up--of complex, highly structured objects, moreover with microscopic spatial resolution in all 3 dimensions. The front cover depicts the new type of pulsed laser system at the heart of this novel technology under adjustment by Alexis Wynne, and schematically indicates two of its early uses: swiftly analyzing the 3-D composition governed structure of a transistor circuit with both optical and mass-spectrometric detectors, and of fossilized dinosaur and turtle bones high-speed probed by optical detection means. Studying the composition-cued 3-D micro-structures of advanced composite materials and the microscopic scale composition-texture of biological tissues are two near-term examples of the rich spectrum of novel applications enabled by this field-opening analytic tool-set.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
15002234
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-142551
TRN: US200408%%190
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: R& D 100 Award Submission; Other Information: PBD: 14 Feb 2001
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; DETECTION; DIMENSIONS; LASERS; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; TRANSISTORS; TURTLES