Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
share
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Photonis, Georgia Tech to Develop Prototype Spectrometer

Photonics.com
Jun 2012
STURBRIDGE, Mass., June 11, 2012 — Electro-optic mass spectrometer component manufacturer Photonis USA has signed a sponsorship agreement with Georgia Tech Research Corp. to design and develop a prototype of a novel ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) analyzer using proprietary patented technology.

The new device features the company’s resistive glass product, which eliminates the need for complex wire components as well as heating requirements, simplifying the analysis process and reducing the overall analysis cost. The resistive glass consists of alkali-doped lead silicate glass, which can be reduced to make the surface a semiconductor and can be drawn into custom shapes for use in ion guides, drift and capillary inlet tubes, ion mirrors, collision cells, conversion diodes or voltage dividers.

It can be custom-manufactured to interface with a range of mass spectrometers or other sources to reduce the overall complexity of IMS analysis.

For more information, visit: www.photonis.com


GLOSSARY
electro-optics
1. The branch of physics that deals with the use of electrical energy to create or manipulate light waves, generally by changing the refractive index of a light-propagating material; 2. Collectively, the devices used to affect the intersection of electrical energy and light. Compare with optoelectronics.
mass spectrometer
A device used to measure the masses and relative concentrations of atoms and molecules. It utilizes the Lorentz force generated by external magnetic field on a moving charged particle, in which the particles are deflected by the magnetic field according to their masses. Once deflected, the particles are detected and recorded electrically to provide a mass spectrum of the input beam of ions. 
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
alkali-doped lead silicate glassAmericasBusinesscapillary inlet tubescollision cellsconversion diodesdrift tubeselectro-opticsGeorgia Tech ResearchimagingIMS analyzerion guidesion mirrorsion mobility spectrometer analyzermass spectrometermass spectrometer componentsMassachusettsphotonicsPhotonis USAsemiconductorspectroscopyTest & Measurementvoltage dividerswire components

Comments
PHOTONICS BUYERS' GUIDE
Search more than 4000 manufacturers and suppliers of photonics products and services worldwide:


Featured Company

PHOTONIS Technologies
PHOTONIS is a global leader in the design and manufacture of photon, electron and ion detection and amplification for use in night vision, space research, high energy physics, mass spectrometry, security and industry. We own dozens of global patents...
Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top

Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2017 Photonics Media
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.