Development of a Real-Time Fiber Analyzer: A Feasibility Study.
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The feasibility of creating an instrument which could distinguish fibrous particles from spherical particles and measure the dimensions of those fibers in real-time by modifying a TSI Aerodynamic Particle Sizer APS was examined. The main concept for the instrument is to align fibers so their polar axis is perpendicular to the incident laser beams in the APS. The pulse pairs generated can then be used to measure fiber length, diameter, and aerodynamic diameter.