US 9,812,312 B2
Systems and methods for bubble based ion sources
David P. Fries, St. Petersburg, FL (US); William Abbott, St. Petersburg, FL (US); and Bo Yang, St. Petersburg, FL (US)
Assigned to University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (US)
Filed by David P. Fries, St. Petersburg, FL (US); William Abbott, St. Petersburg, FL (US); and Bo Yang, St. Petersburg, FL (US)
Filed on May 5, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/147,204.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/156,963, filed on May 5, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0329202 A1, Nov. 10, 2016
Int. Cl. H01J 49/10 (2006.01); H01J 49/16 (2006.01); H01J 49/04 (2006.01); G01N 27/62 (2006.01)
CPC H01J 49/16 (2013.01) [H01J 49/0431 (2013.01); G01N 27/622 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A bubble based ion source system comprising:
an ion source configured to generate a plurality of ions comprising:
a container at least partially comprising a solvent;
a bubble generator coupled to the container configured to generate a plurality of bubbles within the solvent;
a heat source positioned above the container, the heat source configured to evaporate at least a portion of the solvent from each of the bubbles leaving a plurality of ions; and
an ion channel comprising an aperture and a plurality of electrodes, the ion channel configured to receive the plurality of ions through the aperture, the electrodes of the ion channel also configured to facilitate guiding the ion to an analyzer device.