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INSTRUMENTATION FOR HIGH RESOLUTION ELECTRON LOSS SPECTROSCOPY FOR VIBRATIONAL…

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7528
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7528
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
IONWERKS, INC.
3401 Louisiana St., Suite 355 HOUSTON, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: INSTRUMENTATION FOR HIGH RESOLUTION ELECTRON LOSS SPECTROSCOPY FOR VIBRATIONAL ANALYSIS OF ROUGH PRACTICAL SURFACES
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

ELECTRON LOSS SPECTROSCOPY FOR VIBRATIONAL ANALYSIS IS AN ESTABLISHED TECHNIQUE BEST SUITED FOR ADSORBATES ON POLISHEDMETALLIC SURFACES. IONWERKS PROPOSES A DEPARTURE FROM THE STANDARD INSTRUMENTATION WHICH ALLOW VIBRATIONAL MEASUREMENTS ON PRACTICAL SURFACES SUCH AS ROUGH METALLIC OXIDES. OUR TECHNIQUE DERIVES INCREASED SENSITIVITY AND VIBRATIONAL RESOLUTION FROM USING LOW ENERGY ELECTRONS IN A WAY WHICH MAXIMIZES THE INTERACTION CROSS SECTION AND THE COLLECTION EFFICIENCY FOR LOSS ELECTRONS. ESTIMATION OF THESENSITIVITY INCREASE IS DIFFICULT BECAUSE THE CROSS SECTIONS AT LOW ENERGY ARE NOT WELL KNOWN, HOWEVER, AT LEASTAN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE IS EXPECTED FROM THE INCREASED COLLECTION EFFICIENCY. THE TECHNIQUE IS IDEALLY SUITED FOR TIME RESOLVED VIBRATIONAL ANALYSIS ON PRACTICAL SURFACES WHICH CANNOT AT PRESENT BE DONE.

Principal Investigator:

J albert schultz phd
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ionwerks
2215 Addison Houston, TX 77030

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