Welcome to IONIGHT AG
IONIGHT AG is a Swiss company that provides high-end Laser Ablation Ionization Mass Spectrometers for industrial applications.
IONIGHT builds on decades of experience in designing dedicated instruments, electronic systems, and software solutions for ESA and NASA space missions. IONIGHT’s flagship product, LMS™, is directly based on a design originally developed for in situ measurements of the chemical composition of solid materials of solar system bodies, such as our moon, planets, and asteroids.
In 2013, LMS™ appeared on two covers in world-renowned mass spectrometry journals: the Journal of Mass Spectrometry and the Journal of Analytical and Atomic Spectrometry.
Front Cover in Analytical Chemistry
At the end of February 2015, the scientists Ms. Valentine Grimaudo and Mr. Dr. Pavel Moreno-García were acknowledged in the high-ranked and world-known scientific journal “Analytical Chemistry” (http://pubs.acs.org/journal/ancham ) with a front cover in the upcoming issue for their science breaking through work with title “High-Resolution Chemical Depth Profiling of Solid Material Using a Miniature Laser Ablation/Ionization Mass Spectrometer” (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ac504403j ).
Ms. Grimaudo and Dr. Moreno-García, group members of PD Dr. Peter Broekmann (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern, Switzerland) and Prof. Dr. Peter Wurz (Space Research and planetary Sciences Division, University of Bern, Switzerland), worked on the chemical analysis of the embedding behavior of additives used in the copper electrodeposition process, used as a process in the semiconductor industry for the fabrication of microchips. The scientists used for their quantitative analysis the R-LMSTM setup and showed for the first time for a LIMS system a depth resolution at sub nanometer scale. This unprecedented vertical resolution of quantitative nature allows a better understanding and future studies of the embedding processes of additives used in the semiconductor industry.
IONIGHT takes the opportunity to congratulate the leading scientist of the published article, Ms. Valentine Grimaudo and Pavel Moreno-García, and all the involved group members for these unique scientific results.