OFFER UNIQUE ADVANTAGES SUCH AS EFFICIENT HEAVY MASS TRANSMISSION, HIGH SENSITIVITY, RAPID TIME RESPONSE AND LOW COST.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 339
Amount: $35,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Toftec
P.o. Box 12877, Gainesville, FL, 32604
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HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 M. LUIS MUGA, PH.D.
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Abstract
OFFER UNIQUE ADVANTAGES SUCH AS EFFICIENT HEAVY MASS TRANSMISSION, HIGH SENSITIVITY, RAPID TIME RESPONSE AND LOW COST. DESPITE THESE ADVANTAGES, A LIMITED MASS RESOLUTION IN ROUTINE OPERATION HAS PREVENTED THE TIME-OF-FLIGHT MASS SPECTROMETER(TOFMS) FROM COMPETING COMMERCIALLY, AS WELL AS TECHNOLOGICALLY, WITH OTHER MORE POPULAR TYPES OF MASS SPECTROMETERS. A RELIABLE, LOW COST HIGH RESOLUTION TOFMS WOULD PERMIT MANY MORE RESEARCH LABORATORIES TO COMPETE MOREEFFECTIVELY IN RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND ANALYTICAL APPLICATIONS. THE SUCCESSFUL DEMONSTRATION OF A SINGLE STAGE VELOCITY COMPACTION TOFMS POINTS THE WAY FOR A MARKED IMPROVEMENT IN THE ATTAINABLE RESOLUTION BY THE TOF APPROACH. THE BASIC RELATIONS FOR THE FLIGHT-TIME TRAJECTORIES HAVE BEEN DERIVED FROM FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL LAWS. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL EXTEND THESE RELATIONS TO A DUAL-STAGE VELOCITY COMPACTION CONFIGURATION FOR WHICH THE RESOLUTION [M/(DELTA)M FWHM] IS EXPECTED TO BE IN THE RANGE OF 10,000-50,000. A SERIES OF COMPUTER SIMULATIONS OFTHE FLIGHT TIMES, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE INITIAL ION PLASMATEMPERATURE, AS WELL AS OTHER PERTINENT PARAMETERS WILL BE MADE. BASED ON THESE RESULTS, PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A DEMONSTRATION MODEL, DUAL STAGE VELOCITY COMPACTION TOFMS WILL BEGIN.

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