Wednesday, August 15, 2007

US Patent 7256394 - CNT ion source for mass spectroscopy

This patent from Agilient Technologies teaches the use of uniformly distributed carbon nanotubes in an improved ion source for mass spectroscopy.

9. An ion source for use in ionizing a sample, comprising: (a) a laser; and (b) a surface for holding the sample, the surface comprising a uniformly distributed carbon nanotube material.

Agilient also has a related patent using nanowires (explicitly excluding CNTs)

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