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TAILORED NANOPOST ARRAYS (NAPA) FOR LASER DESORPTION IOINZATION IN MASS SPECTROMETRY

United States Patent Application

20170227546
A1
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The production and use of semiconducting nanopost arrays made by nanofabrication is described herein. These nanopost arrays (NAPA) provide improved laser ionization yields and controllable fragmentation with switching or modulation capabilities for mass spectrometric detection and identification of samples deposited on them.
Vertes, Akos (Reston, VA), Walker, Bennett N. (Washington, DC), Stolee, Jessica A. (Washington, DC), Retterer, Scott T. (Oak Ridge, TN)
15/ 270,440
September 20, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under grant number DEFG02-01ER15129 from the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.