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Thermally emissive sensing materials for chemical spectroscopy analysis

United States Patent

9,964,494
May 8, 2018
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Embedded Gas and Temperature Sensors for Extreme Environments
A sensor using thermally emissive materials for chemical spectroscopy analysis includes an emissive material, wherein the emissive material includes the thermally emissive materials which emit electromagnetic radiation, wherein the electromagnetic radiation is modified due to chemical composition in an environment; and a detector adapted to detect the electromagnetic radiation, wherein the electromagnetic radiation is indicative of the chemical interaction changes and hence chemical composition and/or chemical composition changes of the environment. The emissive material can be utilized with an optical fiber sensor, with the optical fiber sensor operating without the emissive material probed with a light source external to the material.
Poole; Zsolt (Pittsburgh, PA), Ohodnicki; Paul R. (Allison Park, PA)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
15/ 160,389
May 20, 2016
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to the employer-employee relationship of the Government to the inventors as U.S. Department of Energy employees and site-support contractors at the National Energy Technology Laboratory.