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Micro UV particle detector

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The invention provides particle detectors and detection methods. A particle detector includes a spherical/ellipsoid shell comprising spherical and ellipsoid mirrors that define a focal point within an interior of the shell, a pair of opposing tubes passing through the spherical/ellipsoid shell and directed at the focal point for directing particles to the focal point, and a light source directed at the focal point for directing light at the particles to generate fluorescence from the particles at or near the focal point.

Inventors: 
Sickenberger, David W.; Sickenberger, Richard D.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2003-11-24
Grant Date: 
2005-11-22
Grant time: 
729 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
13
Claim count percentile rank: 
8
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY