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15 August 2003 Quantitative infrared spectra of vapor phase chemical agents
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Quantitative, high resolution (0.1 cm-1) infrared spectra have been acquired for a number of pressure broadened (101.3 KPa N2), vapor phase chemicals including: Sarin (GB), Soman (GD), Tabun (GA), Cyclosarin (GF), VX, nitrogen mustard (HN3), sulfur mustard (HD) and Lewisite (L). The spectra are acquired using a heated, flow-through White cell of 5.6 m optical path length. Each reported spectrum represents a statistical fit to Beer's law, which allows for a rigorous calculation of uncertainty in the absorption coefficients. As part of an ongoing collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), cross-laboratory validation is a critical aspect of this work. In order to identify possible errors in the Dugway flow-through system, quantitative spectra of isopropyl alcohol from both NIST and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are compared to similar data taken at the Dugway Proving Ground (DPG).
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Steven W. Sharpe, Timothy J. Johnson, Pamela M. Chu, James Kleimeyer, and Brad Rowland "Quantitative infrared spectra of vapor phase chemical agents", Proc. SPIE 5085, Chemical and Biological Sensing IV, (15 August 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.487073
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