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Environmental cell assembly for use in for use in spectroscopy and microscopy applications

United States Patent

8,823,942
September 2, 2014
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An environmental cell assembly for use in microscopy and spectroscopy applications, including: an environmentally sealed body assembly configured to selectively hold and contain a sample; a plurality of ports manufactured into one or more surfaces of the body assembly for one or more of evacuating the body assembly and injecting a gas into or removing a gas from the body assembly; a port manufactured into a surface of the body assembly for receiving a translating stage configured to move the sample within the body assembly; and a port manufactured into a surface of the body assembly for receiving one or more lenses utilized in a microscopy or spectroscopy application; wherein the one or more lenses are disposed adjacent the sample without intervening structures disposed there between. The cell assembly also includes a port manufactured into a surface of the body assembly for retaining a window and providing visualization of the sample.
Stowe; Ashley Clinton (Knoxville, TN), Smyrl; Norman (Knoxville, TN), Hallman, Jr.; Russell L. (Knoxville, TN)
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
13/ 835,005
20140268124
March 15, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has rights to the present disclosure pursuant to Contract No. AC05-00OR22800 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Babcock and Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC.