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Ionic Separation Or Analysis

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Switch circuit, mass spectrometer, and control method for switch circuit
04/23/15 - 20150108340 - Provided is a switch circuit that includes plural MOS switches connected in series in such a manner that the source of one element is connected to the drain of another between high voltage and a system ground and that switches a connection state between the high voltage and the system...

Mass spectrometer and mass spectrometry
04/23/15 - 20150108341 - A portable mass spectrometer that is carried to a sampling site to conduct analysis incorporates measures against erroneous operation. To prevent erroneous operation, when a measurement sample cannot be accurately analyzed because of contamination in the measurement sample, a criterion for aborting the sample measurement is provided and mass spectrometer...

Electrode device with pre- and/or postfilters and manufacturing method therefor, as well as a mass spectrometer with such an electrode device
04/16/15 - 20150102213 - A method manufactures a multipolar electrode device, in particular a multipole for use in a mass spectrometer, wherein the electrode device includes at least one main filter and at least one pre- and/or postfilter. The electrode blanks are separated in several sections for producing the pre- and/or postfilters, which are...

Mass spectrometer
04/02/15 - 20150090872 - A hardware module which operatively carries out a method of compressing mass spectral data, the method comprising: receiving a first signal output from an ion detector of a mass spectrometer; processing the first signal to a digital signal at an output being data frame types representative of the first signal...

Mass spectrometer, control system and methods of operating and assembling a mass spectrometer
03/19/15 - 20150076338 - A mass spectrometer and methods for controlling a mass spectrometer are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the mass spectrometer includes a plurality of discrete functional modules, each operable to perform a predetermined function of the mass spectrometer, wherein the modules are individually addressable and connected in a network. The mass...

Ion guide construction method
03/05/15 - 20150060655 - A method of constructing an ion guide is disclosed comprising providing an elongated spine member and a plurality of plates. Each plate comprises an aperture therethrough for receiving the spine member and at least one electrode for use in guiding ions. The apertures of the plates are arranged around the...

Multi-dimensional chromatograph system
02/05/15 - 20150034812 - In a two-dimensional LC system configured to introduce components trapped in a trap column during a fractionation period T into a second-dimension column, separate components, and then detect the components using a mass spectrometer, a data collection unit receives a signal which indicates timing to delimit the fractionation period T,...

Field asymmetric ion mobility spectrometry filter
01/29/15 - 20150028196 - Ion filter for FAIMS fabricated using the LIGA technique. The ion filter is manufactured using a metal layer to form the ion channels and an insulating support layer to hold the structure rigidly together after separation of the metal layer into two electrodes....

Collision cells and methods of using them
01/22/15 - 20150021468 - Certain embodiments described herein are directed to collision cells that comprise one or more integrated lenses. In some examples, a lens is coupled to two sections of a sectioned quadrature rod assembly, the lens comprising an aperture and a plurality of separate conductive elements disposed each one side of the...

Reduction of cross-talk between rf components in a mass spectrometer
01/08/15 - 20150008311 - The invention generally relates to an assembly of a first RF component and a second RF component in a mass spectrometer, the first RF component comprising a first set of electrodes and the second RF component comprising a second set of electrodes, wherein the RF components are located and aligned...

Asymmetric waveform pulse generator and faims ion detector employing same
12/18/14 - 20140367563 - An asymmetric waveform pulse generator comprises a metallic oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) bridge circuit, which includes a plurality of MOSFETs for inverting high voltage DC voltage to asymmetric waveform pulses. The asymmetric waveform pulse generator further comprises a pulse-width modulating (PWM) circuit for generating PWM signals, and a...

Ion processing utilizing segmented vacuum manifold
12/04/14 - 20140353483 - An ion processing device includes electrically conductive vacuum manifold segments serially positioned and enclosing a volume along an axis. The segments are electrically isolated from each other and independently addressable by a voltage source. An ion optics device is positioned in the volume. A voltage differential between each manifold segment...

Method for determining the content of organic silicon compounds in anthropogenic and/or biogenic gases containing methane
11/20/14 - 20140339413 - The aim of the invention is to provide a solution by means of which the content of organic silicon compounds in anthropogenic and/or biogenic gases containing methane can be determined in the simplest and most reliable manner possible using a method for determining the content of organic silicon compounds in...

Dc ion funnels
11/20/14 - 20140339414 - Systems and related methods are disclosed herein that generally involve focusing dispersed ions using one or more DC ion funnels. In some embodiments, a DC ion funnel is provided that includes a plurality of ring-shaped electrodes, each having an aperture formed therein such that the funnel defines an interior volume...

Instrument for sizing nanoparticles and a component therefor
11/20/14 - 20140339415 - An improved nanoparticle sizing apparatus comprised of a unipolar charger operatively coupled to a radial differential mobility analyzer in combination with a condensation particle counter and powered by a power source such as a battery or solar cell, thereby providing a portable sizing device....

Corona discharging device and ion migration spectrometer having same
10/09/14 - 20140299758 - The present invention provides a corona discharge device, comprising a first electrode including: a first substantially cylindrical inner chamber portion and a second substantially conical inner chamber portion in communication with the first inner chamber portion, wherein the second inner chamber portion has a cross sectional area that gradually enlarges...

Corona ionization device and method
10/09/14 - 20140299759 - A corona discharge ionizer device which emits ions generated by corona discharge to a gas flow to be ionized includes a discharge electrode having a pin configured tip portion. A second grid electrode positioned at a spaced distance from the discharge electrode is provided. The grid electrode is preferably formed...

Microscale mass spectrometry systems, devices and related methods
09/18/14 - 20140263999 - Mass spectrometry systems or assemblies therefore include an ionizer that includes at least one planar conductor, a mass analyzer with a planar electrode assembly, and a detector comprising at least one planar conductor. The ionizer, the mass analyzer and the detector are attached together in a compact stack assembly. The...

Method and apparatus for control of a plasma for spectrometry
09/18/14 - 20140264000 - A method of and apparatus for controlling the temperature of an inductively coupled or microwave induced plasma for optical emission spectrometry or mass spectrometry in which the intensities of two spectral lines of radiation emitted by the plasma are measured, and the power provided to sustain the plasma is adjusted...

Mass spectrometer
09/11/14 - 20140252217 - A mass spectrometer having a multi-stage differential pumping system with an ion lens provided in a partition wall separating a second intermediate vacuum chamber and a third intermediate vacuum chamber, the incircle radii of ion guides and the size of the opening of the ion lens are determined so that...

Timing device and method
07/10/14 - 20140191121 - The present invention provides a timing device, especially a timing device for use in mass spectrometers, for example TOF mass spectrometers, for processing trigger signal data containing a trigger signal indicating the occurrence of a trigger event, the timing device having: a trigger signal deserialiser configured to receive trigger signal...

Device for manipulating charged particles
03/06/14 - 20140061457 - The present invention is concerned with a device for charged particle transportation and manipulation. Embodiments provide a capability of combining positively and negatively charged particles in a single transported packet. Embodiments contain an aggregate of electrodes arranged to form a channel for transportation of charged particles, as well as a...

Curved ion guide with non mass to charge ratio dependent confinement
02/20/14 - 20140048695 - A non-linear ion guide is disclosed comprising a plurality of electrodes. An ion guiding region is arranged between the electrodes, and the ion guiding region curves at least in a first direction. A DC voltage is applied to at least some of the electrodes in order to form a DC...

Dc ion guide for analytical filtering/separation
02/20/14 - 20140048696 - An ion guide is disclosed comprising a plurality of electrodes. A first device is arranged and adapted to apply a RF voltage to at least some of the electrodes in order to form, in use, a pseudo-potential well which acts to confine ions in a first direction within the ion...

Ion generation using wetted porous material
02/20/14 - 20140048697 - The invention generally relates to systems and methods for mass spectrometry analysis of microorganisms in samples....

Method for producing a converter module and corresponding converter module
02/06/14 - 20140034824 - A method for producing a converter module (1) a correspondingly produced converter module are improved by at least part of a structure (3) being produced on a carrier (2) forming a component of the converter module (1) and by a material containing metal being at least partially applied on the...

Ion guide array
01/30/14 - 20140027627 - An ion guide array is disclosed comprising a first ion guide section and a second ion guide section. Each ion guide section may comprise a plurality of electrodes having an aperture through which ions are transmitted in use. A transfer section is arranged at the exit of the first ion...

Ion guide and mass spectrometry device
11/28/13 - 20130313421 - An electrode changeover switch which switches the connection state of electrodes is provided in the wiring path between eight electrodes through, arranged rotation-symmetrically about ion optical axis, and voltage generation switch which generates square wave high voltage ±V. When switch is switched as shown in the drawing, two circumferentially adjacent...

Microchannel plate
11/28/13 - 20130313422 - The present invention relates to a low-resistance MCP with an expanded dynamic range and excellent environment resistance, in comparison with the conventional technology. The MCP has a double structure composed of hollow first cladding glasses whose inner wall surfaces function as channel walls, and a second cladding glass having an...

Microchannel plate
11/21/13 - 20130306852 - The present invention relates to a low-resistance MCP with an expanded dynamic range and excellent environment resistance, in comparison with the conventional technology. The MCP has a double structure composed of hollow first cladding glasses whose inner wall surfaces function as channel walls, and a second cladding glass having a...

Methods for detecting catecholamines by mass spectrometry
11/07/13 - 20130292560 - Provided are methods for determining the amount of one or more of one or more of epinephrine (E), norepinephrine (NE), and dopamine (D) in a sample using mass spectrometry. The methods generally involve ionizing one or more of E, NE, and D in a sample and detecting and quantifying the...

Mass spectrometric system
09/05/13 - 20130228677 - There is a tendency of the intensity and the shape of a spectrum to be measured transitioning with the passage of measured time, depending on the volatility and the reactivity of a component. A mass spectrometric system includes: a mass spectrometric unit that measures a specimen and outputs a mass...

Ms/ms type mass spectrometer and program therefor
08/29/13 - 20130221214 - A method for selecting product ions at the time of performing multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) using an MS/MS type mass spectrometer is provided. Plurality of product ion scan events is prepared for certain precursor ions. In the product ion scan events, parameters for determining the cleavage conditions of the precursor...

Timing device and method
08/29/13 - 20130221215 - The present invention provides a timing device, especially a timing device for use in mass spectrometers, for example TOF mass spectrometers, for processing trigger signal data containing a trigger signal indicating the occurrence of a trigger event, the timing device having: a trigger signal deserialiser configured to receive trigger signal...

Ms/ms mass spectrometer
08/22/13 - 20130214146 - A mass analysis of a sample having a known mass-to-charge ratio is carried out by performing a scan at a first-stage quadrupole over a predetermined mass range, under the condition that a collision induced dissociation gas is introduced into a collision cell and a voltage applied to a third-stage quadrupole...

Methods of forming layers
06/27/13 - 20130161505 - A system that includes an ion source, the ion source configured to produce ions having a first energy; an extractor to extract the ions; an accelerator configured to accelerate the ions; a focusing and steering device configured to focus and/or steer the accelerated ions; and a decelerator configured to decelerate...

High-density sample support plate for automated sample aliquoting
06/13/13 - 20130146758 - A sample support plate (100) for a variety of possible applications, including MALDI mass spectrometry, is disclosed. A plurality of spatially separated sample recipient sites (101) are arranged on the surface of a substrate. The recipient sites are mutually separated by areas having a different wettability than the recipient sites....

Ion trap mass spectrometer
04/04/13 - 20130082171 - An ion trap mass spectrometer with high sensitivity for detection in the high mass-to-charge ratio is provided. with separate measurement of square-wave voltages on the positive and negative electrode sides applied to a ring electrode in rectifying circuits and smoothing the measured voltages in integrating circuits, respectively, the areas of...

Arrangement for a removable ion-optical assembly in a mass spectrometer
02/07/13 - 20130032708 - A device for use in a mass spectrometer allows an ion-optical assembly to be removed, cleaned and reinserted with relatively high positioning accuracy. In particular, the device obviates the need for complex adjustments requiring special knowledge after the reinsertion. The objective is achieved by an arrangement comprising a receptacle and...

System and method for ion implantation with improved productivity and uniformity
01/31/13 - 20130026356 - A method comprising introducing an injected gas (e.g., Argon, Xenon) into a beam line region comprising a magnetic scanner is provided herein. The injected gas improves beam current by enhancing (e.g., increasing, decreasing) charge neutralization of the magnetic ion beam (e.g., the ion beam at regions where the scanning magnetic...

Multipole assembly having a main mass filter and an auxiliary mass filter
01/17/13 - 20130015340 - A multipole rod assembly for use in a mass spectrometer has a plurality of rods aligned around and parallel to a common ion optical axis. Each rod consists of two rod pieces that are collinear with one another. Each rod piece has an opposing face that is perpendicular to the...

Multipole assembly and method for its fabrication
01/17/13 - 20130015341 - A multipole rod assembly, such as used as mass analyzer, is fabricated using rods adhesively attached to shoes, which are then attached to isolation rings. A fixture is used in conjunction with precision-made spacers to precisely assemble the ion mass analyzer. The rods and shoes can be made of metal,...

Abridged multipole structure for the transport, selection, trapping and analysis of ions in a vacuum system
01/10/13 - 20130009050 - An abridged multipole structure for the transport and selection of ions along a central axis in a vacuum system is constructed from a plurality of rectilinear electrode structures, each having a substantially planar face with a first dimension and a second dimension perpendicular to the first dimension. When a voltage...

High-speed particle detector for discriminating charge states of ions
12/27/12 - 20120326018 - Detected ion charge states are discriminated in a mass spectrograph using a superconducting stripline detector (SSLD) as the detector thereof. A set of mass spectra of the singly charged or higher ions, the doubly charged or higher ions, the triply charged or higher ions (and successively higher ion charge states)...

Systems and computer program products for mass spectrometry
11/29/12 - 20120298852 - A mass spectrometry system is mounted with (1) an action planning module for determining a measurement schedule provided by a combination of an MS analysis and an MSn analysis (where n≧2) according to a measuring time provided previously; and (2) a mass spectrometry unit having a tandem mass spectrometry function...

Mass spectrometer and mass spectrometry
11/22/12 - 20120292495 - A mass spectrometer possessing both high resolution and durability in a simple, compact structure compared to mass spectrometers of the related art, and characterized in possessing a linear ion trap unit containing a multipolar rod electrode including rod electrodes having fine orifices to allow passage of electrons or ions; a...

Quadrupole mass spectrometer
11/15/12 - 20120286148 - Disclosed is a quadrupole mass spectrometer, which is capable of, during an SIM measurement, maximally reducing a settling time-period necessary for an operation of changing an input voltage to a quadrupole mass filter in a staircase pattern, and preventing unwanted ions from excessively entering a detector during a course of...

Method and apparatus for providing beams of nanodroplets for high sputtering rate of inert materials
11/15/12 - 20120286149 - A method for milling of a workpiece of inert material by nanodroplet beam sputtering includes the steps of providing aliquid; electrohydrodynamically atomizing the liquid to form charged nanodroplets; and directing the atomized charged nanodroplets onto the workpiece to selectively remove material. The method is used for broad-beam milling the workpiece...

Smart faims sensor
11/01/12 - 20120273668 - A smart FAIMS sensor system and method includes a 2/2-electrode filter that pumps the ions through the system and separates the ionic species, a detector for collecting the separated ions and generating a detector signal in response to the collected ions, and a controller configured to change the operating parameters...

Mass spectrometer
07/12/12 - 20120175514 - In an ion detector, power supplies (21 through 23) generating independently controllable voltages are provided to respectively apply voltages to first to fifth dynodes (11 through 15), a final dynode (16), and an anode (17) in a secondary electron multiplier (10). Furthermore, the signal from the anode (17) is extracted,...

Methods for separating compounds
06/21/12 - 20120153137 - Methods and systems for analyzing samples using multi-dimensional chromatography are disclosed....

Apparatus and components thereof for liquid chromatography
05/31/12 - 20120132794 - The invention provides chromatographic apparatus and components manufactured from a corrosion resistant alloy typically comprising iron, nickel, chromium and molybdenum. The apparatus and components exhibit superior biocompatibility and corrosion resistance, especially to mobile phases containing chlorides. They are especially useful in HPLC and HPLC, and are particularly useful in conjunction...

Ion implanting system
03/15/12 - 20120061560 - An ion implanting system includes an ion beam generator configured for generating a first ion beam; a mass separation device configured for isolating a second ion beam including required ions from the first ion beam; a holder device configured for holding a plurality of substrates, wherein the holder device and...

Apparatuses and methods for generating electric fields
11/03/11 - 20110266428 - Apparatuses and methods relating to generating an electric field are disclosed. An electric field generator may include a semiconductive material configured in a physical shape substantially different from a shape of an electric field to be generated thereby. The electric field is generated when a voltage drop exists across the...

Tomographic atom probe comprising an electro-optical generator of high-voltage electrical pulses
10/27/11 - 20110260046 - A tomographic atom probe uses electrical pulses applied to an electrode in order to carry out evaporation of the sample being analyzed. In order to produce these electrical pulses, the tomographic atom probe comprises a high-voltage generator connected to an electrode by an electrical connection comprising a chip of semiconductor...

Cargo shipment security enclosure, method, system, and method of making
10/20/11 - 20110253887 - A cargo shipment security system includes a flexible body configured to completely enclose and contain cargo within an internal environment having a predetermined pressure. The system includes a sealable vacuum port disposed on and through the body and configured to couple with a vacuum source for creating a vacuum within...

Ion-trap mass spectrometer driven by a monolithic photodiode array
06/16/11 - 20110139974 - A chip-scale ion-trap mass spectrometer driven by a monolithic photodiode array and a method of fabricating the same. A high-voltage photovoltaic source is located in proximity to the ion-trap mass spectrometer structure. The high-voltage photovoltaic source includes monolithically fabricated and serially connected photodiodes. An external light source illuminates the photodiodes...

Charged-particle detector
04/28/11 - 20110095174 - This ion detector includes an MCP and a plurality of planar dynodes respectively having a plurality of slits. The plurality of planar dynodes are stacked via spacers parallel to an electron output plane of the MCP, and the first stage planar dynode is opposed parallel to the electron output plane....

Method and apparatus for digital differential ion mobility separation
03/10/11 - 20110057094 - A method for differential mobility separation of ions using digital-drive based high voltage fast switching electronics. The digital waveform delivered to the spectrometer is characterized by at least two substantially rectangular pulses of different amplitude and polarity. The control circuitry allows for waveform frequency, duty cycle and pulse amplitudes to...

Faraday cup array integrated with a readout ic and method for manufacture thereof
02/10/11 - 20110031388 - A detector array and method for making the detector array. The array includes a substrate including a plurality of trenches formed therein, and includes a plurality of collectors electrically isolated from each other, formed on the walls of the trenches, and configured to collect charge particles incident on respective ones...

Ion mobility spectrometer
01/13/11 - 20110006196 - An ion mobility spectrometer is described having an ion filter in the form of at least one ion channel having a plurality of electrodes. A time-varying electric potential applied to the conductive layers allows the filler to selectively admit ion species. The electric potential has a drive and a transverse...

System and method for ion implantation with improved productivity and uniformity
12/09/10 - 20100308215 - A method comprising introducing an injected gas (e.g., Argon, Xenon) into a beam line region comprising a magnetic scanner is provided herein. The injected gas improves beam current by enhancing (e.g., increasing, decreasing) charge neutralization of the magnetic ion beam (e.g., the ion beam at regions where the scanning magnetic...

Ion implanter for photovoltaic cell fabrication
10/21/10 - 20100264303 - Ion implanters are especially suited to meet process dose and energy demands associated with fabricating photovoltaic devices by ion implantation followed by cleaving....

High mass resolution low aberration analyzer magnet for ribbon beams and the system for ribbon beam ion implanter
09/30/10 - 20100243879 - The present invention provides a mass analyzing magnet which can bend a very wide charged particle ribbon beams through angles between 90 to 200 degrees. The shorter dimension of the ribbon beam is aligned with the magnetic field. The magnet can focus the longer dimension of the ribbon beam through...

Relating to a mass spectrometer
09/30/10 - 20100243880 - This invention relates to mass spectrometers comprising a reaction cell and where mass spectra are collected both from unreacted ions and also from reaction product ions. In particular, although not exclusively, this invention finds use in tandem mass spectrometry where mass spectra are collected from precursor and fragment ions. The...

Apparatus and method for ion beam implantation using scanning and spot beams
09/23/10 - 20100237231 - An ion implantation apparatus with multiple operating modes is disclosed. The ion implantation apparatus has an ion source and an ion extraction means for forming a converging beam on AMU-non-dispersive plane therefrom. The ion implantation apparatus includes magnetic scanner prior to a magnetic analyzer for scanning the beam on the...

Mass spectrometry unit
08/26/10 - 20100213363 - A mass spectrometry unit of the present invention includes a mass spectrometry portion that detects ion current values of a gas to be measured according to mass-to-charge ratio, to thereby measure partial pressures of the gas to be measured. The mass spectrometry unit further includes: a control portion for preliminary...

Smart faims sensor
08/26/10 - 20100213364 - A smart FAIMS sensor system and method includes a 2/2-electrode filter that pumps the ions through the system and separates the ionic species, a detector for collecting the separated ions and generating a detector signal in response to the collected ions, and a controller configured to change the operating parameters...

Detection arrangements in mass spectrometers
08/05/10 - 20100193677 - An approach to extending the dynamic range of the detector of a mass spectrometer is described. In one embodiment, in the case of high intensity beams, means are provided to deflect the ion beam, after the collector slit (1), on to an attenuator (4), which may be a grid or...

Converging-diverging supersonic shock disruptor for fluid nebulization and drop fragmentation
07/01/10 - 20100163719 - A disrupter apparatus comprises a nozzle comprising: a converging section; a diverging section; and a throat between the converging section and the diverging section. The disrupter apparatus also comprises a holder configured to receive a fluid conduit, which comprises an outlet located in the converging section; and a channel disposed...

Ion filter
06/17/10 - 20100148051 - An ion filter (10) for use in ion mobility spectrometry is described, together with a method for manufacturing the filter. The filter (10) is manufactured by removing portions from a monolithic structure to form a pair of electrodes which remain mechanically connected. The connecting portion (22) provides sufficient electrical impedance...