Post-Ionization of Laser-Desorbed Organics by Single-Photon Ionization

  • C. H. Becker
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 269)


In the development of the mass spectrometry of large, thermally labile organic compounds, increasing attention is being paid to laser-induced desorption from dilute solid solutions of compounds of interest within some host matrix [see, e.g., 1, 2]. This work has focused on direct production of ions during the desorption event, coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS), and the use of selected ultraviolet (UV) light-absorbing compounds for the matrices.


Excessive Fragmentation Desorption Event Freeze Aqueous Solution Microchannel Plate Detector Labile Organic Compound 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. H. Becker
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  1. 1.Molecular Physics LaboratorySRI InternationalUSA

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