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Methods and apparatuses for preparing a surface to have catalytic activity

United States Patent Application

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The invention provides methods and apparatuses that utilize mass spectrometry for preparation of a surface to have catalytic activity through molecular soft-landing of mass selected ions. Mass spectrometry is used to generate combinations of atoms in a particular geometrical arrangement, and ion soft-landing selects this molecular entity or combination of entities and gently deposits the entity or combination intact onto a surface.
Cooks, Robert G. (West Lafayette, IN), Peng, Wen-Ping (West Lafayette, IN), Ouyang, Zheng (West Lafayette, IN), Goodwin, Michael P. (West Lafayette, IN)
12/ 156,635
June 3, 2008
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This work was supported in part by a grant number DE-FG02-06ER15807 from the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.