Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory

Mississippi State University

July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003 Publications List                                                                         

Books (2)

Rai, A.K., Rai, V.N., Yueh, F.Y., and Singh, J.P., 2002, "Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: A Versatile Technique for Elemental Analysis," Chapter in Trends in Applied Spectroscopy, Vol. 4, pp. 165-214.

Singh, J.P., et al, 2003 "Environmental Contamination and Military Applications of LIBS," Chapter in Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS): Fundamentals and Applications, A. Miziolek, V. Palleschi and I. Schechter, eds. Cambridge University Press, in press.

Publications - Refereed (27)

Cakir, S.P., Mead, K.T., and Smith, L.T., 2003, "Studies Towards Diarylheptanoid Synthesis. Part 2: Synthesis and Ring Cleavage Reactions of Tetrahydro-4H-furo[2,3-b]pyran-2-ones," Tetrahedron Letters, Vol. 44, pp. 6355-6358.

Dequeant, M., Eglin, J.T., Graves-Brook, M.K., and Smith, L.T., 2003, "The Hydrolysis of cyanophenols at a Bimetallic Re2(III,III) Core," Inorganica Chimica Acta, Vol. 351, pp. 141-149.

Duan, Y., Wang, C., and Winstead, C.B., January 2003, "Exploration of Elemental and Isotope Measurements Using Compact Plasma Source with Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy," Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 75, pp. 2105-2111.

Eglin, J.L., Smith, L.T., and Staples, R.J., 2003, "Tungsten to Tungsten Quadruple Bonds: Over 30 Years of Research, 50 Structurally Characterized Compounds and 100 Known Compounds," Inorganica Chimica Acta, Vol. 351, pp. 217-224.

Giordana, A., Ramsey, W.G., Meaker, T.F., Guilbeau, K., et al, April 2003, "Thermal Processing Optimization for Simulated Hanford Waste Glass (AZ 101)", Proceedings of the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramics Society, Symposium 26, Nashville, TN.

Han, F.X., Banin, A., Su, Y., Monts, D.L., Plodinec, M.J., Kingery, W.L., and Triplett, G.E., 2002, "Industrial Age Anthropogenic Inputs of Heavy Metals into the Pedosphere," Naturwissenschaften, Vol. 89, pp. 497-504.

Khijwania, S.K., Jindal, R., and Singh, J.P., 2003 "An Evanescent Wave Optical Fiber Relative Humidity Sensor," Asian Journal of Physics, Vol. 10, pp. 1-5.

Kumar, A., Yueh, F.Y., Miller, T., and Singh, J.P., 2003 "Detection of Trace Elements in Liquid using Meinhard Nebulizer by Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy" Applied Optics, Vol. 42, No. 30.

Kumar, A., Yueh, F.Y. and Singh, J.P., 2003. "Study of Double Pulse Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy using Different Thickness Jets," Applied Optics, Vol. 42, No. 30.

Li, W., Mead, K.T., and Smith, L.T., 2003, "Studies Towards Diarylheptanoid Synthesis. Part 1: Synthesis and Ring Cleavage   Reactions of Tetrahydro-2H,5H-pyrano[2,3-b]pyran-2-ones," Tetrahedron Letters, Vol. 44, pp. 6351-6353.

Monts, D.L., Jang, P.R., Luthe, J.C., McCarthy, M.J., Norton, O.P., Plodinec, M.J., and Cook, R.L., May 2003, "Investigation of Factors Affecting Accuracy of Glass Surface Temperature Measurements in an Industrial Glass Furance", Glass Manufacturing Issues, American Ceramic Society.

Rai, A.K., Yueh, F.Y., and Singh, J.P., 2003, "Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy of Molten Aluminum Alloy," Applied Optics, Vol. 42, No. 12, pp. 2078-2084.

Rai, A.K., Yueh, F.Y., and Singh, J.P., April 2002, "Fiber Optic Probe Based Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometer", American Laboratory, pp. 15-20.

Rai, A.K., Reddy, K.R., and Singh, J.P., 2003, "Study of Nutritional Deficiency in Cotton Plants with Photoacoustic Spectroscopy," Instrum. Sci. And Tech.

Rai, A.K. and Singh, J.P., 2003, "Perspective of Photoacoustic Spectroscopy in Disease Diagnosis of Plants: A Review," Instrum. Sci. And Tech.

Rai, A.K., Yueh, F.Y., and Singh, J.P., 2002, "High Temperature Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Analysis of Molten Alloy Constituents," Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 73, pp. 3589-3599.

Rai, V.N., Rai, A.K., Yueh, F.Y., and Singh, J.P., April 2003, "Optical Emission from Laser-induced breakdown Plasma of Solid and Liquid Samples in the Presence of a Magnetic Field," Applied Optics, Vol. 42, No. 12, pp. 2085-2093.

Rai, V.N., Singh, J.P., Yueh, F.Y., and Cook, R.L. Cook, 2003, "Study of Laser Produced Plasma Expanding Across an External Magnetic Field," Laser and Particle Beam, Vol. 21.

Rai, V.N., Yueh, F.Y., and Singh, J.P., April 2003, "Study of Laser-induced Breakdown Emission from Liquid Under Double Pulse Excitation" Applied Optics, Vol. 42, pp. 2094-2101.

Rai, V.N., Singh, J.P., Winstead, C.B., Yueh, F.Y., and Cook, R.L., 2003, "Laser-induced Breakdown and Emission Spectroscopy of Hydrocarbon Fueled Flame and Rocket Engine Simulator Plume," AIAA Journal, Vol. 41, No. 9.

Ramsey, W.G., Kauffman, B.M., Bricka, M., Meaker, T.F., Giordiana, A., et al, February 2003, "Time-temperature Transformation Study of Simulated Hanford Tank Waste (AZ 101) and Optimization of Glass Formulation for Processing such Waste," Proceedings of Waste Management Symposium 2003, Tucson, AZ.

Ramsey, W.G., et al, April 2003, "Optimized Borosilicate Glass for Vitrification of Hanford Waste," 105th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramics Society, Nashville, TN.

Tao, S. and Miller, G.P., 2002, "On-line Mercury Speciation in Exhaust Gas by using Solid-phase Chemical Reduction," Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Vol. 17, No. 1344.

Tao, S., Winstead, C.B., Xian, H., and Soni, K., 2002, "A Highly Sensitive Hexachromium Monitor using Water Core Optical Fiber with UV LED," Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Vol. 4, No. 815.

Tao, S., Winstead, C.B., Singh, J.P., and Jindal, R., 2002, "Porous Sol-gel Fiber as a Transducer for Highly Sensitive Chemical Sensing," Optics Letters, Vol. 27, p. 1382-1384.

Wang, C., Mazzotti, F.J., Miller, G.P., and Winstead, C.B., 2002, "Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy for Diagnostic and Analytical Measurements in Inductively Coupled Plasma," Applied Spectroscopy, Vol. 56, pp. 386-397.

Yueh, F.Y., Sharma, R.C., Singh, J.P., and Zhang, H., 2002, "Evaluation of the Potential of Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Detection of Trace Element in Liquid," Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, Vol. 52, pp. 174-185.

Presentations & Proceedings (18)

Han, F.X., Su, Y., Monts, D.L., and Kingery, W.L., 2002, "Effects of Chemical Remediation on Surface Chemistry of Clay Minerals and Soils," Annual Meeting of Soil Science Society of America, Agronomy Abstract, ASA, Madison, WI.

Khijwania, S.K., Srinivasan, K.L., and Singh, J.P., 2003, "Novel Optical Fiber Relative Humidity Sensor with Optimized Performance Characteristics," SPIE Photonics East, Boston, MA.

Kumar, A., Yueh, F.Y. and Singh, J.P., 2003, "Correlation Between Electron Density and LIBS Signal of Magnesium in Water Using Meinhard Nebulizer", AIAA 3752.

Kumar, A., Yueh, F.Y., and Singh, J.P., 2003, "Detection and Identification of Biological and Chemical Agents by Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy," OSA Homeland Security Conference 2003.

Lal, B., Yueh, F.Y., Singh, J.P., and Ramsey, W.G., August 2002, "Real-time Elemental Analysis of Glass Batch Mixture by Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy", 224th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA.

Lal, B., Yueh, F.Y., and Singh, J.P., November 2002, "Optimization of Laser Ablative Propulsion Parameters: A Proposal," First International Symposium on Beamed Energy Propulsion, Huntsville, AL.

Mohammad, J., Ramsey, W. and Toghiani, R., February 2003, "Operating Range for High Temperature Borosilicate Waste Glasses," Waste Management 2003 Symposium, Tucson, AZ.

Patterson, D., Meaker, T., Zia, Y., Arockiasamy, A., Lindner, J., March 2003, "Analysis of Low Level Oxalate in DOE Waste Surrogates Containing High Level Carbonate Using a Wet Oxidation TOC Analyzer," Pittsburgh Conference, Orlando, FL.

Plodinec, M.J., Jang, P.R., Long, Z., Monts, D.L., Philip, T., and Su, Y., February 2003, "Use of Optical and Imaging Techniques for Inspection of Off-line Joule-heated Melter at the West Valley Demonstration Project", Proceedings of the Waste Management 2003 Symposium, Tucson, AZ.

Rai, V.N., Kumar, A., Yueh, F.Y., and Singh, J.P., September 2002, "Enhancement in the Sensitivity of LIBS using Magnetic Field and Sequential Double Laser Pulse," LIBS-2002, OSA Conference.

Sridhar, B.B.M., Diehl, S., Su, Yi, and Monts, D.L. Monts, June 2003, "Monitoring the Internal Structure of Barley Plants Subjected to Metal Phytoremediation," Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation", Battle, Orlando, FL.

Sridhar, B.B.M., Diehl, S., Su, Yi, and Monts, D.L. Monts, June 2003, "Structural and Ultrastructural Changes in Plants during the Process of Metal Phytoremediation," 7th International Symposium on In Situ and On-site Bioremediation, Orlando, FL.

Sridhar, B.B.M., Diehl, S., Su, Y., Monts, D.L., and Han, F.X., June 2003, "Monitoring Structural Changes of Fern (Pteris vittata) during Phytoremediation of As and Cr Contaminated Soils," 57th Annual Conference of Forest Products Society, Bellevue, Washington.

Sridhar, B.B.M., Su, Y., Monts, D.L., and Diehl, S., November 2002, "Monitoring Plant Reflectance and Internal Structure during Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals," ASA-CSSA-SSSQA Annual Meetings, Indianapolis, IN.

Su, Y., Sridhar, B.B.M., and Monts, D.L., August 2002, "Monitoring the Process of Phytoremediation of Zinc by Barley (Hordeum vulgare) using Visible and Near-infrared Diffuse Reflectance Spectrometry," Proceedings of the 9th Biennial International Conference on Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Management (Spectrum 2002), Reno, NV.

Sun, Y., Long, Z., Jang, P.R., and Plodinec, M.J., January 2003, "Wavelet-based Image Analysis System for Soil Texture Analysis, Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems II," Proceedings of SPIE-IS&T Electronic Imaging, SPIE Vol. 5014, pp. 328-336, Santa Clara, CA.

Su, Y., Sridhar, B.B.M., Han, F.X., Monts, D.L., and Diehl, S., March 2003, "Monitoring the Impact of Heavy Metals on Plant Reflectance and Internal Leaf Structure during Phytoremediation Process," Spectral Remote Sensing Conference sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV.

Tao, S., Fanguy, J., Xian, H., Gong, S., and Winstead, C.B., January 2003, "Highly Sensitive Active Core Fiber Optic Chemical Sensors for Air Quality Monitoring," 6th Electric Utilities and Environmental Conference, Tucson, AZ.

Zhong, Y., Rogers, R.E., Etheridge, J.A., April 2003, "Scale-up of a Gas Hydrate Storage Process for Natural Gas," 2003 Spring Meeting of Gas Hydrates IV, New Orleans, LA.

REPORTS

Technical (7)

Cook, R.L., Norton, O.P., Arunkumar, R., Okhuysen, W.P., Jang, P.R., Boudreaux, G.M., Gresham, L.L., "Development/Validation of an Advanced Multiphase Glass Furnace Model: Determination of Validation Data for Owens-Corning's Continuous Strand Fiberglass Recuperative Furnace," DIAL DOE/ANL 982392401/W-31-109-ENG-38, Progress Report 3, Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory, Mississippi State University.

Lal, B., Yueh, F.Y. and Singh, J.P., March 2003, "LIBS System for Portable Multi-contaminant Detection Instrument for Decontamination and Decommissioning," DOE-SBIR Phase II, ADA Technologies Inc., Littleton, CO.

Lal, B., Yueh, F.Y., Singh, J.P., and Ramsey, W.G., May 2003, "The Monitoring of the Composition of Glass Batch of Simulated Glass Waste Using LIBS," Technical Report to Radioactive Immobilization Consortium Project, Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory, Mississippi State University.

Plodinec, M.J. and DIAL Research Professionals, July 2002, "Instrumentation Development, Measurement and Performance Evaluation of Environmental Technologies", DIAL 40395-16, Quarterly Technical Progress Report for the period April - June 2002, Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory, Mississippi State University.

Plodinec, M.J. and DIAL Research Professionals, October 2002, "Instrumentation Development, Measurement and Performance Evaluation of Environmental Technologies", DIAL 40395-17, Quarterly Technical Progress Report for the period July - September 2002, Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory, Mississippi State University.

Plodinec, M.J. and DIAL Research Professionals, January 2003, "Instrumentation Development, Measurement and Performance Evaluation of Environmental Technologies", DIAL 40395-18, Quarterly Technical Progress Report for the period October - December 2002, Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory, Mississippi State University.

Plodinec, M.J. and DIAL Research Professionals, April 2003, "Instrumentation Development, Measurement and Performance Evaluation of Environmental Technologies", DIAL 40395-19, Quarterly Technical Progress Report for the period January - March 2003, Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory, Mississippi State University.

Manuals (1)

Jang, P.R. And Long, Z., June 2003, "Thermal Imaging System for Eclipse CCTV System," Operation Manual for Eclipse and Combustion Tec, Mississippi State University, Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory.

PATENTS & DISCLOSURES (11)

Augstine, R., Krusen, C.R., Wang, C., and Yan, W.B., July 2002, "System and Method for Controlling a Light Source for Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy," U.S. Patent Application: Serial No. 10/145,209.

Jang, P.R. and Long, Z., June 2003, "Thermal Imaging System for CCTV System, U.S. Copyright No. TXU 1-097-665.

Kumar, A., Yueh, F.Y., and Singh, J.P., 2003, "Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Application to Life Sciences," MSU Disclosure No. 03-0414-50.

Lindner, J.S., June 2003, "Real Time Combustion Controller, U.S. Patent No. 5,599,179," License Agreement with Tecufind Corporation, Median, OH.

Shelly, J.M. and Singh, J.P., 2003, "Fiber Optics Sensor for NO2 Detection," MSU Disclosure No. 03-0331-48.

Shelly, J.M. and Singh, J.P., 2003, "A Fiber Optics Glucose," MSU Disclosure No. 03-0425-51.

Tao, S., Jindal, R., Winstead, C.B., and Singh, J.P., 2002, "Optical Fiber Sensor Using Tailored Sol-gel Fiber Core," U.S. Patent Notice No. 10/046,731.

Tao, S., Winstead, C.B. and Singh, J.P., 2002, "Fiber Optics Moisture Sensor Based on Evanescent Wave Light Scattering," MSU Disclosure No. 02-0531-10.

Tao, S., and Winstead, C.B., 2003, "Hexavalent Chromium Monitor," U.S. Patent Serial No. 10/227,191, MSU Disclosure No. 02-0531-11.

Wang, C. and Plodinec, M.J., April 2003, "Breath Gas Analyzer for Diagnosing Diabetes and Method of Use Thereof," U.S. Patent Application: Serial No. 10/340,602; Disclosure No. 02-1121-39; Docket No. 2343-162-27.

Wang, C., Winstead, C.B., and Yixiang, D., March 2003, "Method and Apparatus for Elemental and Isotope Measurements and Diagnostics - Microwave Induced Plasma - Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy," U.S. Patent Application: Serial No. 10/367,806; Disclosure No. 02-1118-38; Docket No. 2343-164-27.

THESIS, DISSERTATIONS (1)

Meaker, Thomas F., December 2002, "Miniature Cylindrical Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry: A Study of Design, Optimization and Functionality Leading to Tandem Mass Spectrometry", Dissertation, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, Mississippi State University.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Dr. J. P. Singh (DIAL) was invited by the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) Committee to monitor a GRC conference entitled "Illicit Substance Detection: Explosives Conference" June 8 - 13, 2003, in Il Ciocco, Italy. He was invited to participate as Group Leader in the LIBS Workshop arranged by John Hopkins University and the Army Research Laboratory and to be a speaker at the LIBS 2002 and Pittcon 03 Conferences in Orlando, Florida.

Drs. Feng Xiang Han, Yi Su, David L. Monts, and John Plodinec (DIAL), in collaboration with Drs. William L. Kingery and Glover E. Triplett (Plant and Soil Sciences) and Dr. Amos Banin (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel), for the first time, reported industrial age global anthropogenic inputs of heavy metals (cadmium, copper, chromium, mercury, nickel, lead, zinc) into the environment. The study was reported in Naturwissenschaften, Vol. 89, No. 11, 2002, pp. 497-504. It has been highly received by the global scientific community and world policy makers.

Mr. B. B. Maruthi Sridhar, a PhD graduate student from the Department of Forest Products in the College of Forestry, was selected as one of three winners of the Student Paper Competition of the Seventh International In Situ and On-site Bioremediation Symposium held June 2 - 5, 2003 in Orlando Florida. His paper was entitled, "Monitoring the Internal Structure of Barley Plants during Metal Phytoremediation." Mr. Sridhar also won first place in the Student Poster Competition of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society of Wood Science and Technology in Bellevue, WA, June 22, 2003. The poster was entitled, "Monitoring Structural and Spectral Changes of Fern (Pteris vittata) during Phytoremediation of As and Cr Contaminated Soils." Mr. Sridhar's research is primarily conducted at DIAL under the direction of Dr. Yi Su (DIAL) and Dr. Susan Diehl (Forest Products).

Dr. Jeff Lindner served as a reviewer for NETL's FY 2002 University Coal Research Program Solicitation.