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Frequency Technique for Electrochemical Sensors

United States Patent Application

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An electrochemical sensor system for monitoring emissions includes locating first and second electrodes in a position to sense the emissions. At least one of the first and second electrodes is made of a dense electrode material. An ion-conductor material that acts as an electrolyte is operatively connected to the first and second electrodes. The first electrode is excited at a frequency f.sub.1, A response is received from the first electrode at frequency f.sub.1. A second signal is received base on the emissions and a response is produced indicating the emissions.
Woo, Leta Yar-Li (Oakland, CA), Glass, Robert S. (Livermore, CA), Novak, Robert F. (Farmington Hills, MI), Visser, Jacobus Hendrick (Farmington Hills, MI), Murray, Erica Perry (Barrington, IL), Martin, Louis Peter (San Ramon, CA)
12/ 427,194
April 21, 2009
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0003] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.