Cluster calibration in mass spectrometry: laser desorption/ionization studies of atomic clusters and an application in precision mass spectrometry

Blaum, K.; Herlert, A.; Huber, G.; Kluge, H.-J.; Maul, J.; Schweikhard, L.
December 2003
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Dec2003, Vol. 377 Issue 7/8, p1133
Academic Journal
For accurate mass measurements and identification of atomic and molecular species precise mass calibration is mandatory. Recent studies with laser desorption/ionization and time-of-flight analysis of cluster ion production by use of fullerene and gold targets demonstrate the generation of atomic clusters for calibration purposes. Atomic ion results from the Penning trap mass spectrometer ISOLTRAP, in which a carbon cluster ion source has recently been installed, are presented as an application in the field of precision mass spectrometry.


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