Accession Number:

ADA463044

Title:

Optical Characterization of Micro Particles in Molecular Plasmas

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2 Feb 2005-30 Mar 2006

Corporate Author:

CAMBRIDGE UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-10

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

This report results from a contract tasking University of Cambridge as follows Understanding the role of nano and micro sized particles in industrial processes and in the atmosphere using plasmas has become very important. The grantee proposes to develop a novel, sensitive and non-invasive diagnostic technique for probing the chemical composition of solid particle surfaces in dusty plasmas. Specifically, pulsed tuneable lasers will be used to excite whispering gallery modes wgms in individual silica microspheres trapped in a plasma crystal. This novel chemical probe will link the particle composition to the chemical composition of the plasma.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE