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ION FUNNEL DEVICE

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20150357174
9,824,874
A1
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An ion funnel device is disclosed. A first pair of electrodes is positioned in a first direction. A second pair of electrodes is positioned in a second direction. The device includes an RF voltage source and a DC voltage source. A RF voltage with a superimposed DC voltage gradient is applied to the first pair of electrodes, and a DC voltage gradient is applied to the second pair of electrodes.
Ibrahim, Yehia M. (Richland, WA), Chen, Tsung-Chi (Richland, WA), Harrer, Marques B. (Richland, WA), Tang, Keqi (Richland, WA), Smith, Richard D. (Richland, WA)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland WA)
14/ 733,517
June 8, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.