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9th RGA Users Group Meeting

10 February 2010 | Daresbury Science and Innovation Centre


Session 1: Walton Rooms A&B
Chairman | Joe Herbert (Chair RGA9 & VS-1)

10:00  Opening Comments
Joe Herbert – Vacuum Science Group Leader, ASTeC, STFC

10:10  Welcome to Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus
Prof Mike Poole, Director of ASTeC, STFC

Calibration of Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (QMS) for gas flow measurement by pressure impulses

Dr. Janez Šetina, Institute of Metals and Technology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

11:00  Drinks Break / Exhibition

Session 2: Walton Rooms A&B
Chairman | Ron Reid (Consultant)

11:20  Quadrupole RGA – Past, Present, Future
Steve Shannon – SS Scientific)

11:40  Ion Trap Mass Spectrometers: Have They a Future in RGA?
John Todd – School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent

12:00  Applications of a Magnetic Sector Process Mass Spectrometer to the Analysis of Variable Vacuum Samples
Robert Wright – Thermo Fisher Scientific

12:20  Reflections on Quadrupole Simulation
Jonathan Batey – Consultant in mass spectrometry, ion optics and vacuum technology

12:40  LUNCH / Exhibition

Session 3: Walton Rooms A&B
Chairman | 
Steve Taylor (Liverpool University)

14:00  Reducing the Uncertainties in Fusion Fuelling at JET
Tony Coyne – Euratom / UKAEA Culham Science Centre

14:20  The role of RGAs in the selection and testing of materials for space applications
Giles Case – RAL Space Science & Technology Department

14:40  Residual Gas Analysis in Accelerators, working with different operating systems (Windows, Linux and Unix)
Pfeiffer Vacuum – Andreas Schopphoff)

15:00  Performance Characteristics of a New Wide Range, Fast Settling Electrometer Design for a Residual Gas Analysis Mass Spectrometer
MKS Spectra – Phil Shaw

15:20  Drinks Break / Exhibition

15:40  TOURS – Meet in Walton Rooms


POSTERS – throughout the day

Miniature Ion Trap Technology for Portable Mass Spectrometry Applications
A.T. Clare, B.Brkic, N.France and S. Taylor – Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool

Performance of an RGA with a Transverse Magnetic Field Applied to the Mass Filter
S. Sarfaraz Uddin, B. Brkic, J.R. Gibson, J. Sreekumar and S.Taylor – University of Liverpool

Fourier Transform Operating Mode for a 3D Quadrupole Ion Trap: Fourier Transform Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer (FTQIT/MS)
Y. Zerega, A. Janulyte, M. Carette, C. Reynard & J. Andre – University de Provence

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