Size and Composition of Particles from 0.1 to 12 microns.
our unique aerosol interface, the SPAMS 3.0 has been field demonstrated
to analyze particles over a very wide range of sizes. In addition, our
patented tracking sytem renders the SPAMS 3.0, to all practical
purposes, immune from saturation with only the duty cycle of the laser
governing the number of particles that can be analyzed per second.
Read more about our technology in general in our technology section or about its particular application to tuberculosis in our literature section.
Instruments Inc. is a San Francisco Bay Area startup company dedicated
to bringing aerosol analysis to nontraditional fields. We were spun off
of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in mid-2008 to bring
our technologies, developed for over twenty million dollars and the
course of fifteen years, to the world. Our flagship product
SPAMS 3.0 Single Particle Aerosol Mass Spectrometer. The SPAMS 3.0
sensor is capable of collecting and analyzing hundreds of mass spectra per
second, each from an individual aerosol particle and analyzing the data
in real-time to determine the origin and history of those particles.
portfolio, licensed from LLNL, the University of
California, Riverside, the University of Minnesota and developed
internally, includes field-leading aerosol analysis technologies that
make real-time aerosol detection practical. We also allow the extremely
simple collection of many mass spectra from real-world samples very
rapidly, whether those samples are inherently in the aerosol phase or
are aerosolized deliberately. Our instruments were designed from the
beginning for ease of operation and maintenance.
sensors have already been deployed to harsh environments including one
experiment where 10,000 pounds of rocket fuel were combusted and
another where 800 pounds of high explosives were detonated, in each case
only 100 feet away. The SPAMS sensors continued to operate, collecting
data in both cases. If
interested in the SPAMS 3.0, please click here to learn more about our technology or here to contact us.