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Investigating a drop-on-demand microdispenser for standardized sample preparation
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Paper Abstract

The existing assortment of reference sample preparation methods presents a range of variability and reproducibility concerns, making it increasingly difficult to assess chemical detection technologies on a level playing field. We are investigating a drop-on-demand table-top printing platform which offers precise liquid sample deposition and is well suited for the preparation of effective reference materials. Current research includes the development of a sample preparation protocol for explosive materials testing based on drop-on-demand technology. A quartz crystal microbalance and Raman spectroscopy are used to investigate droplet and sample uniformity and reproducibility. Results are compared to samples prepared using a drop and dry method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8018, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XII, 80181F (3 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883451
Show Author Affiliations
Ellen L. Holthoff, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Mikella E. Hankus, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Paul M. Pellegrino, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8018:
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XII
Augustus W. Fountain; Patrick J. Gardner, Editor(s)

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