The InnovationQ application will be updated on Sunday, May 31st from 10am-noon ET. You may experience brief service interruptions during that time.
Browse Prior Art Database

Remote Identification of Aerosols

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044853D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06

Publishing Venue


Related People

Coufal, H Sullivan, B Tam, AC [+details]


A remote method of identifying aerosols is described that do not have a well defined luminescence or Raman scattering. This method detects photo-thermal effects produced in and near the aerosols irradiated by a tunable excitation laser beam, which can be tuned to a peak absorption line of the aerosol or off an absorption line. The photo-thermal effects may be intermodulated light scattering or thermal IR radiation from the aerosols.