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Discrete Dipole Approximation (DDA)

Open Access | Detection of malarial byproduct hemozoin utilizing its unique scattering properties

June 14, 2011 - 14:48 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Benjamin K. Wilson, Matthew R. Behrend, Matthew P. Horning, and Michael C. Hegg
Reference: 
Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12190-12196 (2011)

A new detection method is proposed and demonstrated using dark-field in conjunction with cross-polarization imaging and spectroscopy. SNRs greater than 50:1 are achieved for hemozoin in fresh blood without the addition of stains or reagents. The potential of such a detection system is discussed.

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