Publication
Title
Capabilities and limitations of Fourier transform laser microprobe mass spectrometry for molecular analysis of solids
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Abstract
Fourier transform laser microprobe mass spectrometry (FT LMMS) has been developed for the molecular analysis of both organic and inorganic components at the surface of microobjects with the ultimate specificity of high-mass resolution. These capabilities are needed in numerous applications of practical material analysis, such as tracing back anomalies in microobjects. The purpose of this paper is to address representative example from industrial trouble shooting, in which organic and inorganic analytes in a single microparticle have been identified unambiguously. This motivates the research to extend the methodology towards quantification. This paper deals with the fundamental aspect of information depth, specifically for inorganic molecular adduct ions. Finally, data will show the quantitative capabilities of FT LMMS. A suitable methodology for the preparation of reference specimens has allowed the empirical calibration of the response as a function of the local concentration to be achieved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Vacuum
Publication
2002
Volume/pages
69(2002), p. 307-313
ISI
000180739000050
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 08.10.2008
Last edited 17.11.2017
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