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MICROWAVE INDUCED PLASMA SOURCE FOR DETERMINATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16827
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16827
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Extrel Corp
240 Alpha Dr Box 11512 Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: MICROWAVE INDUCED PLASMA SOURCE FOR DETERMINATION
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $23,191.00
 

Abstract:

THIS GRANT IS FOR THE DESIGN AND A PROTOTYPE CONSTRUCTION OFAN ION SOURCE FOR MASS SPECTROMETERS FOR ULTRATRACE DETECTION OF TRACE CONSTITUTENTS. THIS SOURCE WILL BE ABLE TO DETECT TRACE CONSTITUENTS IN THE PPT RANGE IN THE PRESENCE OF OTHER ANALYTES IN THE HIGH PPB OR PPM RANGE. INPRESENTLY AVAILABLE SOURCES, E.G., API OR CI, THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE DUE TO QUENCHING PHENOMENA ATTRIBUTED TO THE PRESENCE OF OTHER ANALYTES IN CONCENTRATION RANGES OF HIGH PPB TO PPM. THE DESIGN WILL BE BASED ON A MICROWAVE INDUCE PLASMA SOURCE WHICH WILL OPERATE AT PLASMA DENSITIES OF 1013-1014 CM-3. SUCH A HIGH PLASMA DENSITY WILL MAKE THIS SOURCE IMMUNE FROM THE QUENCHING PHENOMENA. SUCH A SOURCE CAN BE EASILY INCORPORATE INTO EXISTING QUADRUPOLE OR MAGNETIC SECTOR MASS SPECTROMETERS AND WILL FACILITATE THE ULTRASENSITIVE DETECTION OF TRACE SPECIES. THIS GRANT IS FOR THE DESIGN AND A PROTOTYPE CONSTRUCTION OFAN ION SOURCE FOR MASS SPECTROMETERS FOR ULTRATRACE DETECTION OF TRACE CONSTITUTENTS. THIS SOURCE WILL BE ABLE TO DETECT TRACE CONSTITUENTS IN THE PPT RANGE IN THE PRESENCE OF OTHER ANALYTES IN THE HIGH PPB OR PPM RANGE. INPRESENTLY AVAILABLE SOURCES, E.G., API OR CI, THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE DUE TO QUENCHING PHENOMENA ATTRIBUTED TO THE PRESENCE OF OTHER ANALYTES IN CONCENTRATION RANGES OF HIGH PPB TO PPM. THE DESIGN WILL BE BASED ON A MICROWAVE INDUCE PLASMA SOURCE WHICH WILL OPERATE AT PLASMA DENSITIES OF 1013-1014 CM-3. SUCH A HIGH PLASMA DENSITY WILL MAKE THIS SOURCE IMMUNE FROM THE QUENCHING PHENOMENA. SUCH A SOURCE CAN BE EASILY INCORPORATE INTO EXISTING QUADRUPOLE OR MAGNETIC SECTOR MASS SPECTROMETERS AND WILL FACILITATE THE ULTRASENSITIVE DETECTION OF TRACE SPECIES.

Principal Investigator:

Seksan Dheandhanno
4129637530

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Extrel Corp
240 Alpha Dr Box 11512 Pittsburgh, PA 15238

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No