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Array-based photoacoustic spectroscopy

United States Patent

March 22, 2005
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Methods and apparatus for simultaneous or sequential, rapid analysis of multiple samples by photoacoustic spectroscopy are disclosed. A photoacoustic spectroscopy sample array including a body having at least three recesses or affinity masses connected thereto is used in conjunction with a photoacoustic spectroscopy system. At least one acoustic detector is positioned near the recesses or affinity masses for detection of acoustic waves emitted from species of interest within the recesses or affinity masses.
Autrey; S. Thomas (West Richland, WA), Posakony; Gerald J. (Richland, WA), Chen; Yu (San Diego, CA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 001,235
November 13, 2001
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.