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SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RELAY IONIZATION

United States Patent Application

20180040464
A1
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The invention generally relates to systems and methods for relay ionization of a sample. In certain aspects, the invention provides systems that include an ion source that generates ions, a sample emitter configured to hold a sample, and a mass spectrometer. The system is configured such that the ions generated by the ion source are directed to interact with the sample emitter, thereby causing the sample to be discharged from the sample emitter and into the mass spectrometer.
Cooks, Robert Graham (West Lafayette, IN), Li, Anyin (West Lafayette, IN), Hollerbach, Adam (West Lafayette, IN)
15/ 556,401
March 9, 2016
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-06ER15807 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.