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Microscale mass spectrometry systems, devices and related methods

United States Patent

June 21, 2016
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Mass spectrometry systems or assemblies therefore include an ionizer that includes at least one planar conductor, a mass analyzer with a planar electrode assembly, and a detector comprising at least one planar conductor. The ionizer, the mass analyzer and the detector are attached together in a compact stack assembly. The stack assembly has a perimeter that bounds an area that is between about 0.01 mm.sup.2 to about 25 cm.sup.2 and the stack assembly has a thickness that is between about 0.1 mm to about 25 mm.
Ramsey; John Michael (Chapel Hill, NC)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
13/ 804,911
March 14, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under the Department of Energy grant number DE-AC05-00OR22725. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.