VISIONS of SuperMaMa:

  • SuperMaMa is an EU FET-OPEN RIA (Research & Innovation Action) project that aims at breaking scientific grounds in new technologies that shall boost the capabilities of mass spectrometry and optical spectroscopy. Here we specifically target singly charged and neutral high-mass proteins.
  • SuperMaMa will develop, test and combine an integrated superconducting nanowire array (SNWA) with advanced cryogenic onboard electronics in a largely re-modelled ESI-TOF-machine.
  • The development of a new generation of photocleavable tags shall allow the preparation of neutral protein beams from mass-selected ions in focused transverse high-power laser fields.
  • Photo-cleavage post-ionization of tagged proteins shall also be studied as a generic tool to decouple the volatilization from the charging process. This will enable the combination of a systematic analysis of neutral proteins in the gas phase with subsequent mass spectroscopy.
  • The combination of all techniques shall open new avenues for few-photon calorimetry. The calorimetry studies will explore the sensitivity of SNWA detection to molecular heat.

 Latest News

28.08.2020
 

We report on new superconducting nanowire chips and our first sensitivity tests with atomic ions.

17.08.2020
 

Armin strengthens UNIVIE as postdoc on SSPD tests and mass spectrometry.

03.08.2020
 

... joins the SuperMaMa team for an undergraduate internship in Vienna in August!