Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Quantitative method of determining beryllium or a compound thereof in a sample

United States Patent

August 24, 2010
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
Los Alamos National Laboratory - Visit the Technology Transfer Division Website
A method of determining beryllium or a beryllium compound thereof in a sample, includes providing a sample suspected of comprising beryllium or a compound thereof, extracting beryllium or a compound thereof from the sample by dissolving in a solution, adding a fluorescent indicator to the solution to thereby bind any beryllium or a compound thereof to the fluorescent indicator, and determining the presence or amount of any beryllium or a compound thereof in the sample by measuring fluorescence.
McCleskey; T. Mark (Los Alamos, NM), Ehler; Deborah S. (Los Alamos, NM), John; Kevin D. (Santa Fe, NM), Burrell; Anthony K. (Los Alamos, NM), Collis; Gavin E. (Los Alamos, NM), Minogue; Edel M. (Los Alamos, NM), Warner; Benjamin P. (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 591,315
October 31, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.