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

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.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1092947
Report Number(s):
8,530,833
13/348,285
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-01ER15129
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
CHO (Chicago Operations Office, Argonne, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY