Chemical Sciences: A Manual for CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test for Lectureship and JRF/Prolate trochoidal mass spectrometer

A prolate trochoidal mass spectrometer is an chemical analysis instrument in which the ions of different mass-to-charge ratio are separated by means of mutually perpendicular electric and magnetic fields so that the ions follow a prolate trochoidal path.[1][2] These devices are sometimes called cycloidal mass spectrometers, although the path is not a cycloid (the prolate trochoid path has loops, the cycloid has cusps).

Applications edit

The instruments are used for the analysis of gases[3] and in gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.[4] The trochoidal configuration can also be used as the basis of an electron monochromator.[5]

References edit

  1. Bleakney, Walker (1938). "A New Mass Spectrometer with Improved Focusing Properties". Phys. Rev. 53 (7): 521–529. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.53.521. Retrieved 2007-10-02. {{cite journal}}: Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  2. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. "Prolate trochoidal mass spectrometer". Compendium of Chemical Terminology Internet edition.
  3. Adamczyk B, Bederski K, Wójcik L (1988). "Mass spectrometric investigation of dissociative ionization of toxic gases by electrons at 20-1000 eV". Biomed. Environ. Mass Spectrom. 16 (1–12): 415–7. doi:10.1002/bms.1200160181. PMID 3149538.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. Laramée JA, Deinzer ML (1994). "Capillary gas chromatographic introduction of environmental compounds into a trochoidal electron monochromator/mass spectrometer". Anal. Chem. 66 (5): 719–24. doi:10.1021/ac00077a022. PMID 8154592.
  5. Voinov VG, Vasil'ev YV, Morré J, Barofsky DF, Deinzer ML, Gonin M, Egan TF, Führer K (2003). "A resonant electron capture time-of-flight MS with trochoidal electron monochromator". Anal. Chem. 75 (13): 3001–9. doi:10.1021/ac030019v. PMID 12964744.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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