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Title: Nanophotonic production, modulation and switching of ions by silicon microcolumn arrays

Abstract

The production and use of silicon microcolumn arrays that harvest light from a laser pulse to produce ions are described. The systems of the present invention seem to behave like a quasi-periodic antenna array with ion yields that show profound dependence on the plane of laser light polarization and the angle of incidence. By providing photonic ion sources, this enables enhanced control of ion production on a micro/nano scale and direct integration with miniaturized analytical devices.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Reston, VA
  2. Washington, DC
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1037754
Patent Number(s):
8110796
Application Number:
12/689,829
Assignee:
The George Washington University (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-01ER15129
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Vertes, Akos, and Walker, Bennett N. Nanophotonic production, modulation and switching of ions by silicon microcolumn arrays. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Vertes, Akos, & Walker, Bennett N. Nanophotonic production, modulation and switching of ions by silicon microcolumn arrays. United States.
Vertes, Akos, and Walker, Bennett N. Tue . "Nanophotonic production, modulation and switching of ions by silicon microcolumn arrays". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1037754.
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