24 June 2002 Experimental determination of bacterial aerosol spectral cross section
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Our research is aimed at determining the optical characteristics of airborne bacteria, specifically polarization effects and the spectral behavior of the scatter and extinction cross sections. Additionally, we are using various optical techniques to characterize particle dynamics. Detection of airborne bacteria is a problem that has received international attention in recent months. The efforts described herein are intended to explore the various optical scatter features that may allow discrimination of biological pathogens from naturally occurring aerosol constituents such as pollen, dust, etc.
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Craig A. Mitchell, Michael E. Thomas, Suzanne C. Walts, Donald Dean Duncan, "Experimental determination of bacterial aerosol spectral cross section", Proc. SPIE 4722, Chemical and Biological Sensing III, (24 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.472260; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.472260
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