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  1. Aerosol Mass Spectrometry via Laser-Induced Incandescence Particle Vaporization

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 50

    Aerosol particles have important impacts on visibility, acid deposition, human health, and climate. A large fraction of the anthropogenic aerosol is generated from energy-related activities known to contribute a significant fraction of ambient aerosol mass in many locations. Black carbon, formed in combustion processes, is believed to have a particularly strong influence on the earth¿s climate o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  2. Low-Cost, Multispectral Particle Extinction Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 14d

    Aerosol particles affect the radiative balance of the earth directly, by scattering and absorbing solar and terrestrial radiation, and, indirectly, by acting as cloud condensation nuclei. It is now recognized that the atmospheric loading of aerosols generated through human activities can exert an influence on the earth¿s radiation budget comparable in magnitude with greenhouse gases. However, unc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  3. Development and Characterization of a Thermal Denuder for Aerosol Volatility Measurements

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 14c

    Aerosol particles have important impacts on visibility, acid deposition, climate, and human health, although large uncertainties remain in quantifying their chemical composition and atmospheric transformations. However, of the organic aerosol mass, only a small fraction has been compositionally resolved, and little work has been done on the volatility and partitioning of organic compounds between ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  4. Dual Laser Isotopic Flux Monitor for Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 16a

    The increase of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth¿s atmosphere is the most important driver of global warming. In order to predict future carbon dioxide concentrations under various mitigation strategies, a better quantitative understanding of the sources and sinks of atmospheric carbon dioxide is required. The ratios of the stable isotopes of CO2 has long been recognized as markers for identifyi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  5. Development of Aircraft Borne 13CH4 Analyzer Using a Continuous Wave Quantum Cascade Infrared Laser Spectrometer

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 47

    Methane (CH4) is the second most important atmospheric greenhouse gas after CO2, yet its global sources and sinks are still inadequately characterized. Monitoring the isotopic composition of atmospheric methane is one of the most promising approaches to closing the methane budget. Recent claims that plants may account for a substantial fraction of atmospheric methane have lead to an increased e ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  6. Characterization of Particulate Organic via Combined Thermal Desorption Aerosol Gas Chromatography and Aerosol Mass Spectrometry (TAG-AMS)

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 14c

    Aerosol particles have important impacts on visibility, acid deposition, climate, and human health. A large fraction of the anthropogenic aerosol is generated from energy-related activities, and organic compounds are known to constitute a significant fraction of ambient aerosol mass in many locations. Of this organic aerosol mass, only a small fraction has been compositionally resolved, and much o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  7. Improved Solid-State Neutron Detector

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: 37a

    Improved methods of neutron detection are needed not only for nuclear physics research but also for international control of weapons and neutron based therapies in medical applications. He-3 tube-based neutron detectors and planar solid-state neutron detectors are the two currently available technologies for thermal neutron detection. Although He-3 tube-based neutron detectors have efficiencies ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  8. 5V, High Gain, High Sensitivity Photomultiplier Detector

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: 26a

    The gamma ray spectrometers used for nuclear physics research at national laboratories are expensive, bulky, and limited in maximum count rate and other performance measures. Scintillators would be a viable alternative, provided that conventional glass photomultiplier tubes could be replaced with a high quantum efficiency, UV sensitive solid state detector that operates at low voltage, has low no ...

    STTR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  9. Lightweight, Low Cost, High Accuracy Atmospheric CO2 sensor

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: 16b

    Improved measurements of atmospheric CO2 are needed to better characterize processes involving carbon transformations of soil, vegetation, and associated ecosystem components, and exchanges with the atmosphere. However, current state-of-the-art CO2 sensors neither have the accuracy at the low end (portable units) nor can meet the constraints in power/weight/size/cost at the high end (laboratory in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  10. Micro-Mechanical Tunneling Transducer

    SBC: AGILTRON, INC.            Topic: 46a

    Precisely sensing nuclear detonations is critical to preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Extreme sensitivity on the order of approximately 0.5 ng/sqrt(Hz) is desired, along with robustness and low cost. All three axes of acceleration must be detected. However, current sensors are too large or too insensitive to be widely distributed in a sensor network. To overcome these l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy

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