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Methods for improved preconcentrators

United States Patent

June 1, 2010
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The present invention relates generally to chemical analysis (e.g. by gas chromatography), and in particular to a compact chemical preconcentrator formed on a substrate with a heatable sorptive membrane that can be used to accumulate and concentrate one or more chemical species of interest over time and then rapidly release the concentrated chemical species upon demand for chemical analysis.
Manginell; Ronald P. (Albuquerque, NM), Lewis; Patrick R. (Albuquerque, NM), Okandan; Murat (Edgewood, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 699,904
January 30, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.