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Linkage Projects - Grant ID: LP140100674 [ 2014 - 2017 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP140100674]

Researchers Dr James Anstie; Prof Andre Luiten; Prof Ross Butler; Dr Roger Yazbeck; Mr Jonathon Thwaites; Dr Jun Ye

Brief description The exhaled breath is a rich source of information about the inner life of the human body - but untangling this complicated molecular mixture into a quantitative measurement of its constituent components is currently an unsolved problem. This project will develop a new instrument that leverages the Nobel Prize winning technology of the optical frequency comb to enable analysis of such mixtures. By combining a frequency comb source, with an innovative detector and a highly sensitive sampling system, we will generate a real-time spectral signature of each sample. Computational techniques developed by the radio astronomy community will then be used to extract concentrations of individual molecular components at the parts-per-billion level.

Funding Amount 268844

Funding Scheme Linkage Projects

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