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Material identification employing a grating spectrometer

United States Patent

January 9, 2007
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Multi-ordered spectral data is obtained from various known substances and is stored in a spectral library. The identification of an unknown material is accomplished by correlating the sample's multi-ordered spectrum against all or a portion of the spectrum in the library, and finding the closest match.
Gornushkin; Ignor B. (Gainesville, FL), Winefordner; James D. (Gainesville, FL), Smith; Benjamin W. (Gainesville, FL)
University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated (Gainsville, FL)
10/ 798,838
March 12, 2004
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS This study was support by the U.S. Department of Energy, Contract No. DEFG02-99ER 14960.