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dc.contributor.authorStopford, Chris
dc.contributor.authorKaye, Paul H.
dc.contributor.authorGreenaway, Richard
dc.contributor.authorHirst, Edwin
dc.contributor.authorUlanowski, Zbigniew
dc.contributor.authorStanley, Warren
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-05T11:00:53Z
dc.date.available2013-06-05T11:00:53Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.citationStopford , C , Kaye , P H , Greenaway , R , Hirst , E , Ulanowski , Z & Stanley , W 2013 , ' Real-time detection of airborne asbestos by light scattering from magnetically re-aligned fibers ' , Optics Express , vol. 21 , no. 9 , pp. 11356-11367 . https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.011356
dc.identifier.issn1094-4087
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-4761-6980/work/32374623
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-4078-5864/work/62749282
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-6950-4870/work/32371980
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-0073-8684/work/69424240
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/10710
dc.descriptionThis paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: doi:10.1364/OE.21.011356. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law
dc.description.abstractInadvertent inhalation of asbestos fibers and the subsequent development of incurable cancers is a leading cause of work-related deaths worldwide. Currently, there is no real-time in situ method for detecting airborne asbestos. We describe an optical method that seeks to address this deficiency. It is based on the use of laser light scattering patterns to determine the change in angular alignment of individual airborne fibers under the influence of an applied magnetic field. Detection sensitivity estimates are given for both crocidolite (blue) and chrysotile (white) asbestos. The method has been developed with the aim of providing a low- cost warning device to tradespeople and others at risk from inadvertent exposure to airborne asbestos.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofOptics Express
dc.subjectAsbestos, laser light scattering, instrumentation,
dc.titleReal-time detection of airborne asbestos by light scattering from magnetically re-aligned fibersen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dc.contributor.institutionScience & Technology Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Atmospheric and Climate Physics Research
dc.contributor.institutionParticle Instrumentation
dc.contributor.institutionLight Scattering & Radiactive Properties
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