Photonis USA and Georgia Tech Sign Sponsored Research Agreement

June 28, 2012

Photonis USA (Sturbridge, Massachusetts) has signed a sponsored research agreement with the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, Georgia) to design and develop a prototype of a new ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) analyzer, using patented technology from Photonis.

Photonis USA (Sturbridge, Massachusetts) has signed a sponsored research agreement with the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, Georgia) to design and develop a prototype of a new ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) analyzer, using patented technology from Photonis. The new product can be custom-manufactured to interface with a range of mass spectrometers or other sources to reduce the overall complexity of IMS analysis.

A key component in the IMS analyzer is Photonis’ resistive glass, which creates an electric field to guide or direct charged particles. The glass consists of alkali-doped lead silicate glass that has been reduced to make the surface a semiconductor, and can be drawn into custom shapes for use in ion guides, drift tubes, capillary inlet tubes, ion mirrors, collision cells, conversion diodes, or voltage dividers.