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Electric ion dispersion as a new type of mass spectrometer

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dc.contributor.author Lindstrom, Michael
dc.contributor.author Moyles, Iain R.
dc.contributor.author Ryczko, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-19T09:29:17Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-19T09:29:17Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6368
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract At the 2014 Fields-MPrime Industrial Problem Solving Workshop, PerkinElmer presented a design problem for mass spectrometry. Traditionally mass spectrometry is done via three methods: using magnetic fields to deflect charged particles whereby different masses bend differently; using a time-of-flight procedure where particles of different mass arrive at different times at a target; and using an electric quadrupole that filters out all masses except for one very narrow band. The challenge posed in the problem was to come up with a new design for mass spectrometry that did not involve magnetic fields and where mass-fractions could be measured in an entire sample on a continuous basis. We found that by sending the sample particles down a channel of line charges that oscillations would be induced with a spatial wave-length being mass-dependent thereby allowing different masses to be separated spatially and potentially detected on a continuous basis, without the use of magnetic fields. In this paper, we present the analysis of our design and illustrate how this principle could be used for mass spectrometry. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SpringerOpen en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Mathematics-in-Industry Case studes;7 (1)
dc.subject mass spectrometry en_US
dc.subject electric fields en_US
dc.subject mass dispersion en_US
dc.subject harmonic motion en_US
dc.title Electric ion dispersion as a new type of mass spectrometer en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-12-19T09:09:35Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s40929-016-0005-4
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1628216
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Mathematics-in-Industry Case Studies
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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