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MASS SPECTROSCOPY OF RECOILED IONS (MSRI FOR U-PB GEOCHRONOLOGY

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14334
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14334
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: 1991
Title: MASS SPECTROSCOPY OF RECOILED IONS (MSRI FOR U-PB GEOCHRONOLOGY
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A NEW TECHNIQUE IS BEING DEVELOPED FOR MINORITY ISOTOPE AND TRACE ELEMENT ANALYSIS ON SOLID SURFACES. THE APPARATUS IS SIMPLE, RELIABLE, AND RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE. DIRECT RECOILING OF SURFACE ATOMS RESULTS IN COMPLETE REDUCTION TO ELEMENTAL IONS. MOLECULAR ISOBARIC INTERFERENCES ARE ELIMINATED YIELDING AN UNCOMPLICATED MASS SPECTRUM. ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE IMPROVEMENT ARE EXPECTED FOR THE ALREADY DEMONSTRATED PPM SENSITIVITY FOR U AND W. WE ANTICIPATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SMALL SPOT ION MICROPROBE WHICH WOULD BE SIMULTANEOUSLY BASED ON MSRI AND SECONDARY ION MASS SPECTROMETRY.

Principal Investigator:

J. Albert Schultz
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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