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Filamentless Molecular Beam Ionizer for Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
55140
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
991947
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Filamentless Molecular Beam Ionizer for Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

Recent innovations in diamond and boron nitride field emissive thin film fabrication have yielded materials which may be suitable as replacements for hot filament electron ionizers for mass spectrometers. Our phase I effort will be to fabricate an innovative ionizer structure and implement it in our existing compact time-of-flight analyzer design. We will further implement a molecular beam inlet system which increases sensitivity and reduces pumping requirements. The resulting instrument will be rugged, low power and suitable for remote monitoring of gas composition. A target cost for the entire unit not including pumping will be less than 10,000 dollars.

Principal Investigator:

Katrin Fuhrer
Research Scientist
kafuh@aol.com

Business Contact:

J. Schultz
President
7135229880
ionwerks@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ionwerks, Inc.
2472 Bolsover, Ste. 255 Houston, TX 77005

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