Improved Liquid Sampling Atmosphere Pressure Glow Discharge

Market Overview:

This technology features a new, simple, and compact system to analyze laser ablated particulates using low-power micro plasma.  Current systems require high power sources and large volume plasmas in order to function.  This new method reduces the power required and can measure plasmas in small volumes, and also simplifies the process of introducing particles to the plasma.  This system is beneficial for material characterization, particularly for aerosols, microparticles, and nanoparticles.   


· Atmospheric pressure glow discharge

· Microanalysis of bulk materials

· Analysis of ambient particles/aerosols


· Analyzes particles formed by laser ablation

· Simple method

· Size/portability

· Lower cost


Inventors:                        Kenneth Marcus, et al.

Protection Status:           Patent application filed 

Licensing Status:            Available for licensing

CURF Ref No:                2011-109


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Patent Information:
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For Information, Contact:
Chris Gesswein
Director of Licensing
Clemson University Research Foundation
Richard Kenneth Marcus
Charles Quarles
Richard Russo
David Koppenaal
Charles Barinaga
Anthony Carado
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