S&T wins $1.5 million NSF award to create spectrometer

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On August 4, 2020
Garry Smitty Grubbs

Missouri S&T has received a $1.5 million award from the National Science Foundation to develop a new rotational microwave spectrometer. 

The instrument will be used by several universities to collect some of the most detailed information available about the structure of gas phase molecules. The new spectrometer is projected to offer improvements in molecular measurements for research in fundamental gas phase physical chemistry and chemical physics. 

The uniqueness of the instrument will be its multiple detection points, or antennae, which are designed to increase sensitivity in comparison to other microwave spectrometers in use today, says Dr. Garry Grubbs, associate professor of chemistry and principal investigator on the project. 

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