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Title: Time of flight mass spectrometer

Abstract

A time-of-flight mass spectrometer is described in which ions are desorbed from a sample by nuclear fission fragments, such that desorption occurs at the surface of the sample impinged upon by the fission fragments. This configuration allows for the sample to be of any thickness, and eliminates the need for complicated sample preparation.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Arvada, CO)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
New Brunswick Laboratory
OSTI Identifier:
865295
Patent Number(s):
4490610
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
time; flight; mass; spectrometer; time-of-flight; described; desorbed; sample; nuclear; fission; fragments; desorption; occurs; surface; impinged; configuration; allows; thickness; eliminates; complicated; preparation; time-of-flight mass; fission fragments; sample preparation; mass spectrometer; nuclear fission; configuration allows; flight mass; fission fragment; /250/

Citation Formats

Ulbricht, Jr., William H. Time of flight mass spectrometer. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Ulbricht, Jr., William H. Time of flight mass spectrometer. United States.
Ulbricht, Jr., William H. Sun . "Time of flight mass spectrometer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865295.
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abstractNote = {A time-of-flight mass spectrometer is described in which ions are desorbed from a sample by nuclear fission fragments, such that desorption occurs at the surface of the sample impinged upon by the fission fragments. This configuration allows for the sample to be of any thickness, and eliminates the need for complicated sample preparation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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