Accession Number : ADD000578

Title :   Radiometer.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Quinlan,Kenneth P

Report Date : 25 Mar 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The patent describes a radiometer for detecting and measuring radiant electromagnetic energy which comprises a pH meter in combination with a light sensitive prophyrinquinone solution. Chlorophyl a and b, pheophytin, hematoporphyrin, bacteriochlorophyll, and zinc tetraphenylporphin can be used as the porphyrin component while hydroquininone and benzoquininone can be employed as the quinone component. Visible and infrared radiation produce protons in the solution which are detected by the pH meter.

Descriptors :   *Radiometers, *Patents, *Photochemical reactions, *Optical detectors, Porphyrins, Solutions(Mixtures), pH meters, Light, Infrared detectors, Quinones

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE