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Sputtering matter onto storage plates for delayed quantitative investigations, against fraud, of organic and inorganic samples

Objective

This project suggest to develop a new instrument (the Sputtering Storing Matter Instrument, SSMI) and use existing SIMS and XPS instruments for organic and inorganic applications:
- organic: the deposition of molecules on Silver substrates in the SSMI will increase the ionisation efficiency of the rnolecules by a factor of 100-1000 Molecules (licit and illicit drugs not yet detectable will be investigated).
- inorganic: by diluting the atoms on a clean/reproducible substrate in the SSMI, quantification of complex, layered, materials will be possible and detection limits in the ppm range are achievable.

This will allow characterization of surfaces or coatings and hence permit to secure patents and contribute to the fight against fraud.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GOODYEAR SA
Address
Avenue Gordon Smith
7750 Colmar-berg
Luxembourg

Participants (2)

FACULTES UNIVERSITAIRES NOTRE-DAME DE LA PAIX DE NAMUR
Belgium
Address
61,Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur / Namen
MECA 2000 S.A.
France
Address
Rue Saint-leger 37
78540 Vernouillet (Yvelines)