Photonis, Georgia Tech to Develop Prototype Spectrometer
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.
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