Analysis based on DISTA

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 1 March 2000



(2000), "Analysis based on DISTA", Sensor Review, Vol. 20 No. 1.



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Analysis based on DISTA

Keywords Spectral analysis

Applicants: G. Hirsh Allen (US); Patrick M Mehl (US); Litvinovitch Serguei (US); Latchezar I Tsonev (US)

Patent number: WO9820312

Publication date: 14 May 1998

Title: Differential Spectral Topographic Analysis (DISTA)

The invention provides a new analysis based on Differential Spectral Topographic Analysis (DISTA). Using data from the spectral methods known in the art, DISTA is based upon the normalization of the spectra to a fixed topographic space, creating a set of spectral forms, and the summation of the absolute differences in topography between one or more reference spectra and the test spectra taken at different magnitudes of the perturbing parameter. This method allows for a sensitive estimate of the fraction of form A and form B of an entity of interest. This method also allows for the calculation of apparent free energy from the conversion of the entity of interest from a first to a second form where appropriate, and in the alternative, calculation of a fraction of structural changes.