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High heating rate thermal desorption for molecular surface sampling

United States Patent

March 29, 2016
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A method for analyzing a sample having at least one analyte includes the step of heating the sample at a rate of at least 10.sup.6 K/s to thermally desorb at least one analyte from the sample. The desorbed analyte is collected. The analyte can then be analyzed.
Ovchinnikova; Olga S. (Knoxville, TN), Van Berkel; Gary J. (Clinton, TN)
14/ 227,364
March 27, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.