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Mass spectrometer and methods of increasing dispersion between ion beams

United States Patent

January 10, 2006
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A mass spectrometer includes a magnetic sector configured to separate a plurality of ion beams, and an electrostatic sector configured to receive the plurality of ion beams from the magnetic sector and increase separation between the ion beams, the electrostatic sector being used as a dispersive element following magnetic separation of the plurality of ion beams. Other apparatus and methods are provided.
Appelhans; Anthony D. (Idaho Falls, ID), Olson; John E. (Rigby, ID), Delmore; James E. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
10/ 870,856
June 16, 2004
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-99ID13727 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.