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Miniaturized pulsed discharge ionization detector, non-radioactive ionization sources, and methods thereof

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June 30, 2020
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The present application relates to pulsed discharge ionization detectors (PDIDs) and non-radioactive ionization sources, including miniaturized forms thereof. In some examples, the PDID includes annular electrodes, where each electrode is disposed between annular insulators. Also provided herein are methods of making and using such PDIDs, such as for detecting one or more volatile organic compounds, as well as non-radioactive ionization sources.
16/ 222,138
December 17, 2018
G01N 27/70 (20060101)G01N 27/68 (20060101)H05K 3/32 (20060101)H05K 1/18 (20060101)H05K 3/30 (20060101)H05K 1/03 (20060101)
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention.