Accession Number : ADD013896

Title :   Lasing Dye Sensor for Chemical Vapors.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 16 Sep 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Barrett, Giuliani

Report Date : 16 Sep 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : In a lasing dye sensor system, a stream of lasing dye free-flows across an area open to the atmosphere. A chemical reaction between contaminants in the atmosphere and the lasing dye result in the change of emission spectra of the lasing dye. The change in emission spectra is detected and provides an improved apparatus and method for detecting low concentrations of chemical vapors in the atmosphere. Patent application. (MJM)

Descriptors :   *DETECTORS, *DYES, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *DYE LASERS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, CHEMICALS, EMISSION SPECTRA, VAPORS

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE