Fundamental considerations on the resolving power achievable using linear and non-linear electric fields in time-of-flight mass spectrometry

Ben D. Gardner, Robert J. Cotter, John F. Holland

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Abstract

The achievable resolving power in time-of-flight mass spectrometry was investigated. It is fundamentally a function of both the initial spatial and energy distributions of the ion population immediately prior to acceleration and mass analysis. These distributions manifest themselves as a temporal distribution at the detector and ultimately limit the resolving power. Time-of-flight mass spectrometers typically achieve temporal ion focusing using linear electric fields in the ion source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages849-850
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings - 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2002Jun 6 2002

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OtherProceedings - 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period6/2/026/6/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy

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    Gardner, B. D., Cotter, R. J., & Holland, J. F. (2002). Fundamental considerations on the resolving power achievable using linear and non-linear electric fields in time-of-flight mass spectrometry. 849-850. Paper presented at Proceedings - 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Orlando, FL, United States.