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MICROSCALE MASS SPECTROMETRY SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20160268117
9,620,351
A1
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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 stack assembly has a perimeter that bounds an area that is between about 0.01 mm.sup.2 to about 25 cm.sup.2 and the stack assembly has a thickness that is between about 0.1 mm to about 25 mm.
Ramsey, John Michael (Chael Hill, NC)
15/ 160,471
May 20, 2016
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under the Department of Energy grant number DE-ACO5-000R22725. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.