Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry and its Applications

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E.W. Schlag
Newnes, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 424 pages
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The resurgence of time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS) has had its origin in the simplicity of construction and application of such instruments together with the high transmission and the great increase in resolution that has been achieved. The instrument lends itself naturally to a coupling with pulsed laser sources, though this is not a prerequisite. It also affords a time resolution far beyond that traditionally achieved with mass spectrometric rapid scan techniques - a recent example being the real-time analysis of a multi-component mixture from an automobile exhaust. Furthermore, the mass range appears to be extremely large: mass up to 500 kDa and beyond what is being readily measured in the laboratory today.

The present set of contributions attempts to give a survey of current applications from many of the active groups in the field. A variety of new applications are considered which are no doubt just the beginning of large new areas of application. By presenting this work in book form it is hoped that it will be of help to the many groups intending to initiate work in this rapidly expanding new area of mass spectrometry.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Laser assisted reflectron timeofflightmass spectrometry
1
Chapter 2 How to specify the ion optical system of a timeofflightmass spectrometer
21
Chapter 3 The application of ion optics in timeofflight massspectrometry
43
Chapter 4 Design considerations in energy resolved timeofflightmass spectrometry
67
Chapter 5 Laser ion sources for timeofflight mass spectrometry
87
an examinationof experimental consequences
125
Chapter 7 Highresolution mass spectrometry in a lineartimeofflight mass spectrometer
139
Chapter 8 The design and performance of an ion trap storagereflectron timeofflight mass spectrometer
149
Chapter 14 Quantitative determination of kinetic energy releasesfrom metastable decompositions of sputtered organicions using a timeofflight mass s...
283
application of time of flight methods to clusters and pyrolysis studies in supersonic expansions
295
Chapter 16 Photodissociation of magnesium ionmolecule complexes in a reflectron timeofflight mass spectrometer
307
Chapter 17 Resonanceenhanced twophoton ionizationtimeofflight spectroscopy of cold perfluorinated polyethers and their external and internal van ...
319
applications to the Human Genome Project
335
Chapter 19 Factors affecting the resolution in matrixassisted laserdesorptionionization mass spectrometry
345
evaluation of postsource decay following matrixassisted laser desorption ionisation MALDI
355
Chapter 21 Energyisochronous timeofflight mass analyzers
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a new dimension in single iontimeofflight mass spectrometry
181
structuralinformation for a mass spectrum and mass informationfor ionic spectroscopy
193
Chapter 11 Decay energetics of molecular clusters studied bymultiphoton mass spectrometry and pulsed fieldthreshold ionization
211
Chapter 12 Using reflectron timeofflight mass spectrometer techniques to investigate cluster dynamics and bonding
233
intramolecular clocking ofenergy redistribution for molecules falling apartl
265
References
406
AUTHOR INDEX
409
SUBJECT INDEX
411
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