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Carbon Dioxide Isotopologue Laser Absorption Spectrometer
STATUS
Research Prototype
AVAILABILITY
- commercial units available (moderate precision) - most instruments custom built - 13/12 CO2 instrument in development at NCAR
REQUEST PROCEDURE
TBD
Emerging Technologies
High-precision, real time, in-situ isotopomer CO2 (12C/13C) mid-IR laser spectrometer.
CONTACT
Dirk Richter and Alan Fried
NCAR
3450 Michell Lane, Boulder, CO 80301
303-497-1475
fried@ucar.edu
http://www.apol.ucar.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
DeveloperDirk Richter and Alan Fried
Development SectorFed/State Gov
R&D ProgramYes
Years Till Available<3
Investment Required$100k-$1M
Projected ApplicationCarbon Cycle (CO2, CH4), Convection Atm.Res. (H2O)
Unit Cost$100k-$1M
Key RisksFractionation, Calibration, Validating accuracy
Ease of Usesingle operator
PlatformsGround
Aircraft
Ship
TRLTRL 6
REFERENCES
Dirk Richter, Bryan P. Wert, Alan Fried, Petter Weibring, James G. Walega, James W. C. White, Bruce H. Vaughn, and Frank K. Tittel, "High-precision CO2 isotopologue spectrometer with a difference-frequency-generation laser source," Opt. Lett. 34, 172-174 (2009)
REMARKS
none
UPDATED ON
13 Oct 2009 10:55