[White Paper] Permanent Magnets: Pushing the Boundaries of Mass Spectrometer Technology

MassSpecImage-2The following white paper was written by Electron Energy Corporation’s engineering team and provides detailed examples of permanent magnet technology being used in mass spectrometer applications for both medical and scientific applications. Increasingly, the use of mass spectrometers is becoming more common across both commercial and research applications. A mass spectrometer is an instrument to measure mass, or more correctly, the mass-to-charge ratio, of ionized atoms or other electrically charged particles. Mass spectrometers are commonly utilized in physics, geology, chemistry, biology, and medicine. Permanent magnet technology is used to power mass spectrometers that have the ability to determine the following:

  • Chemical and structural compositions
  • Measure isotopic rations
  • Detecting leaks in vacuum systems
  • Homeland security (explosive detection)

Electron Energy Corporation (EEC) is a leading provider of custom-engineered mass spectrometers for research laboratories, space exploration, oil and gas, industrial, and medical applications. Our experienced engineering team works with companies to design magnet assemblies that power mass spectrometer systems. Through FEA modeling, the EEC engineering team optimizes customer’s magnetic circuit designs to deliver maximum performance. From the design phase, EEC then has the ability to rapidly prototype parts to satisfy aggressive product development timelines and seamlessly transition into full production.

[1] R.G. Michell, M. Samara, G. Grubbs II, K. Ogawawara, G. Miller, J.A. Trevino, J. Webster, and J. Stange, APES: Acute Precipitating Electron Spectrometer-A high time resolution monodirectional magnetic deflection electron spectrometer, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 2016.

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[White Paper] State-of-the-Art Technology to Obliterate Boundaries in Science and Medicine

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