Manipulation and Characterization of Electrosprayed Ions Under Ambient Conditions

Methods and Instrumentation

  • Zane Baird

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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This thesis addresses the evolving field of measurement science, specifically that of mass spectrometry (MS) and ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) based techniques. It focuses on the design, construction and implementation of low-cost, easy-to-manufacture measurement tools that are used in modern settings such as airport security screening. 

Advances in these technologies often involve minimal performance enhancement at ever-increasing cost, which in turn limits accessibility to versatile measurement tools. This problem is addressed using desktop 3D printers along with widely available materials for the production of novel ion lenses and an IMS instrument with a performance comparable to that of many commercial systems.

Baird´s findings are a source of inspiration for scientists exploring this emerging field.


Atmospheric Pressure Ion Focusing Ion Mobility Spectrometry 3D Printed Diagnostics Electrospray Ionization Electrospray Ion Focusing Ion Trajectory Simulations Ambient Ion Mobility Spectrometry Annular Ion Focusing Ambient Mass Spectrometry

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  • Zane Baird
    • 1
  1. 1.West LafayettePurdue UniversityINUSA

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