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Title: Mini ion trap mass spectrometer

Abstract

An ion trap is described which operates in the regime between research ion traps which can detect ions with a mass resolution of better than 1:10{sup 9} and commercial mass spectrometers requiring 10{sup 4} ions with resolutions of a few hundred. The power consumption is kept to a minimum by the use of permanent magnets and a novel electron gun design. By Fourier analyzing the ion cyclotron resonance signals induced in the trap electrodes, a complete mass spectra in a single combined structure can be detected. An attribute of the ion trap mass spectrometer is that overall system size is drastically reduced due to combining a unique electron source and mass analyzer/detector in a single device. This enables portable low power mass spectrometers for the detection of environmental pollutants or illicit substances, as well as sensors for on board diagnostics to monitor engine performance or for active feedback in any process involving exhausting waste products. 10 figs.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
OSTI Identifier:
106701
Patent Number(s):
US 5,451,781/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-330,766
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 400102; PA: EDB-95:136660; SN: 95001461645
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 19 Sep 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; MASS SPECTROMETERS; TRAPS; MINIATURIZATION; DESIGN; POLLUTANTS; EXHAUST GASES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; MASS SPECTROSCOPY; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; ENVIRONMENTAL MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Dietrich, D.D., and Keville, R.F. Mini ion trap mass spectrometer. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Dietrich, D.D., & Keville, R.F. Mini ion trap mass spectrometer. United States.
Dietrich, D.D., and Keville, R.F. Tue . "Mini ion trap mass spectrometer". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {An ion trap is described which operates in the regime between research ion traps which can detect ions with a mass resolution of better than 1:10{sup 9} and commercial mass spectrometers requiring 10{sup 4} ions with resolutions of a few hundred. The power consumption is kept to a minimum by the use of permanent magnets and a novel electron gun design. By Fourier analyzing the ion cyclotron resonance signals induced in the trap electrodes, a complete mass spectra in a single combined structure can be detected. An attribute of the ion trap mass spectrometer is that overall system size is drastically reduced due to combining a unique electron source and mass analyzer/detector in a single device. This enables portable low power mass spectrometers for the detection of environmental pollutants or illicit substances, as well as sensors for on board diagnostics to monitor engine performance or for active feedback in any process involving exhausting waste products. 10 figs.},
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year = {Tue Sep 19 00:00:00 EDT 1995},
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