Mass Analyzers and Microfabrication Techniques
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
8:00 AM Room: 206C
Daniel E Austin, Brigham Young University
Miniaturization efforts in mass spectrometry have run into the limits of traditional machining techniques, creating an important new association between mass analyzer development and various microfabrication technologies. Research in this field is driven by the compelling idea of mass spectrometry in a handheld instrument, opportunities for higher pressure operation, and the need to bring the instrument to the sample. This symposium brings together several groups working to combine microfabrication techniques with development of miniaturized mass spectrometers. Talks will cover both ion trap and time-of-flight devices.