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EPSRC Reference: EP/F008848/1
Title: Microengineering of Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers using RP techniques
Principal Investigator: Taylor, Professor S
Other Investigators:
Chalker, Professor PR Sutcliffe, Professor CJ
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
National Physical Laboratory Q Technologies Ltd SS Scientific Ltd
Department: Electrical Engineering and Electronics
Organisation: University of Liverpool
Scheme: Follow on Fund
Starts: 01 November 2007 Ends: 31 October 2008 Value (£): 113,879
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Control Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Environment Manufacturing
Healthcare
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
03 Apr 2007 Follow on Fund 4 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The rationale of this follow on project is to provide proof of concept of manufacture of a novel microengineered gas sensor. An emerging range of 3D Rapid Prototyping (RP) microfabrication techniques (namely Selective Laser Melting (SLM) and Digital Light Processing (DLP)) will be used to manufacture a novel microscale vacuum instrument. For the first time RP techniques will be used to fabricate a low cost universal gas sensor utilising a micro-quadrupole mass spectrometer (u-QMS). A comprehensive IP review and market search is to be undertaken. A survey of potential applications, customers and investors will be carried out and next stage Business Plan will be formulated.
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