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Laser ablation electrospray ionization (LAESI) for atmospheric pressure, in vivo, and imaging mass spectrometry

United States Patent

July 16, 2013
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The field of the invention is atmospheric pressure mass spectrometry (MS), and more specifically a process and apparatus which combine infrared laser ablation with electrospray ionization (ESI).
Vertes; Akos (Reston, VA), Nemes; Peter (Silver Spring, MD)
The George Washington University (Washington, DC)
13/ 271,435
October 12, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST This invention was made with government support under Grant Nos. 0415521 and 0719232 awarded by the National Science Foundation and Grant No. DEFG02-01 ER15129 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.