Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. J. Throck Watson Professor1 and
  2. O. David Sparkman Adjunct Professor2

Published Online: 20 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470516898.ch1

Introduction to Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Applications and Strategies for Data Interpretation, Fourth Edition

Introduction to Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Applications and Strategies for Data Interpretation, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Watson, J. T. and Sparkman, O. D. (2007) Introduction, in Introduction to Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Applications and Strategies for Data Interpretation, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470516898.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

  2. 2

    College of the Pacific, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUN 2008
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470516348

Online ISBN: 9780470516898

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Keywords:

  • mass spectrometry (MS) and ion mass-to-charge ratio (m/z);
  • “chemistry mass scale”;
  • unified atomic mass unit – dalton (Da);
  • gas-phase ionization analysis;
  • MS and weapons-grade plutonium;
  • organic chemistry MS application;
  • resonance electron capture negative ionization (ECNI);
  • extracted ion current (EIC) profile;
  • ionization method and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History

  • Some Important Terminology Used In Mass Spectrometry

  • Applications

  • The Need for Chromatography

  • Closing Remarks

  • Monographs on Mass Spectrometry Published Before 1970

  • References