Triple analyzer mass spectrometry for high resolution MS/MS studies

Michael L. Gross, Edward K. Chess, Philip A. Lyon, Frank W. Crow, Syd Evans, Harold Tudge

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A high resolution MS/MS instrument comprising electrostatic analyzer, magnetic sector, electrostatic analyzer (EBE) is described. Analytical applications of this instrument require high resolution mass selection, high dynamic range and good transmission for collision-induced decomposition (CID) fragments. Suitable experiments are reported as an evaluation of these requirements. It is found that CID spectra can be obtained for ion components separated at a mass resolution of 100 000. At lower resolving powers, a dynamic range of 100 000 for mixture constituents is demonstrated. Finally, a transmission of 4% for ion fragments produced in CID from methane is established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-254
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1982


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