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.
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|Published - Dec 1 2002
|Proceedings - 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2002 → Jun 6 2002
|Proceedings - 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
|6/2/02 → 6/6/02
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