Ionic Collisions as the Basis for New Types of Mass Spectra
Recently developed techniques for ion structure determination employ ion-molecule reactions in which the ion of interest undergoes a change in charge. These charge permutation reactions can be classified into two categories: (a) charge stripping, in which electrons are removed (stripped) from the high-energy ion, or (b) charge exchange, in which electrons are transferred between the ion and a neutral collision gas. In this chapter we will be concerned with the following four specific charge permutation reactions of polyatomic organic ions.
KeywordsCharge Exchange Electric Sector Kinetic Energy Release Charge Inversion Charge Exchange Reaction
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