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Fluorescent sensor as an engine oil quality indicator
Author(s): M. Hernandez Vinas; E. Martinez Murciano; T. Montoro; Jose Luis Escudero
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Paper Abstract

In this work a spectroscopic method to measure the degradation degree of paraffinic mineral oils is proposed. The behavior of some molecules (indoles) in solution versus their surrounding environment (solvent polarity and viscosity) is the basis of the method. Experimental results obtained for VESTAN oil, confirming this theoretical scheme, are presented.

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Date Published: 16 April 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1648, Fiber Optic Medical and Fluorescent Sensors and Applications, (16 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58304
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M. Hernandez Vinas, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
E. Martinez Murciano, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
T. Montoro, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
Jose Luis Escudero, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1648:
Fiber Optic Medical and Fluorescent Sensors and Applications
Douglas R. Hansmann; Fred P. Milanovich; Gerald G. Vurek; David R. Walt, Editor(s)

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