Handheld Mass Spectrometer Debuts | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 92 Issue 11 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 17, 2014

Handheld Mass Spectrometer Debuts

Department: Business
Keywords: mass spectrometer, handheld device, scientific instruments, hazards detection
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New handheld mass spectrometer runs on batteries.
Credit: 908 Devices
Photo of a hand-held mass spectrometer from 908 Devices.
 
New handheld mass spectrometer runs on batteries.
Credit: 908 Devices

Technology start-up 908 Devices has introduced what it says is the world’s first handheld high-pressure mass spectrometer. Designed for civilian users, first responders, and military teams, the M908 identifies trace-level chemical and explosives hazards. The device, which weighs less than 5 lb, uses ion traps smaller than a millimeter in diameter.

 
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