Atmospheric-Pressure Solid Analysis Probe (ASAP)
Published Online: 15 MAR 2010
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Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry
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McEwen, C. N. 2010. Atmospheric-Pressure Solid Analysis Probe (ASAP). Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry.
- Published Online: 15 MAR 2010
The atmospheric sample analysis probe (ASAP) is a simple but powerful direct method for the rapid analysis of a wide variety of materials. The method uses standard ion sources provided on commercial mass spectrometers without interfering with the intended operation. In addition to a fundamental description of the ASAP method, material characterization examples, including synthetic compounds, drugs, tissue, polymers, and petroleum, are presented.
- atmospheric pressure ionization;
- tissue analysis;
- polymer additives;
- ion mobility;
- mass spectrometry