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Title: Linear electric field mass spectrometry

Abstract

A mass spectrometer and methods for mass spectrometry. The apparatus is compact and of low weight and has a low power requirement, making it suitable for use on a space satellite and as a portable detector for the presence of substances. High mass resolution measurements are made by timing ions moving through a gridless cylindrically symmetric linear electric field.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868569
Patent Number(s):
5168158
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
linear; electric; field; mass; spectrometry; spectrometer; methods; apparatus; compact; weight; power; requirement; suitable; space; satellite; portable; detector; presence; substances; resolution; measurements; timing; moving; gridless; cylindrically; symmetric; mass spectrometer; electric field; mass spectrometry; mass resolution; cylindrically symmetric; resolution measurement; power requirement; linear electric; /250/

Citation Formats

McComas, David J, and Nordholt, Jane E. Linear electric field mass spectrometry. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
McComas, David J, & Nordholt, Jane E. Linear electric field mass spectrometry. United States.
McComas, David J, and Nordholt, Jane E. Wed . "Linear electric field mass spectrometry". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868569.
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
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