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Interface for the rapid analysis of liquid samples by accelerator mass spectrometry

United States Patent

8,642,953
February 4, 2014
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An interface for the analysis of liquid sample having carbon content by an accelerator mass spectrometer including a wire, defects on the wire, a system for moving the wire, a droplet maker for producing droplets of the liquid sample and placing the droplets of the liquid sample on the wire in the defects, a system that converts the carbon content of the droplets of the liquid sample to carbon dioxide gas in a helium stream, and a gas-accepting ion source connected to the accelerator mass spectrometer that receives the carbon dioxide gas of the sample in a helium stream and introduces the carbon dioxide gas of the sample into the accelerator mass spectrometer.
Turteltaub; Kenneth (Livermore, CA), Ognibene; Ted (Oakland, CA), Thomas; Avi (Mountain House, CA), Daley; Paul F. (El Sobrante, CA), Salazar Quintero; Gary A (Livermore, CA), Bench; Graham (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 396,461
20120235031
February 14, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.