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Mass spectrometer

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kentus
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hey
im looking for a conceptual question regarding the mass spectrometer,
any concepts that are not usually mentioned in textbooks

thanks !
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hey
im looking for a conceptual question regarding the mass spectrometer,
any concepts that are not usually mentioned in textbooks
Well, the physics of mass spectrometry is uniform and basic, so beyond what is discussed in a textbook, there really isn't anything unusual. Basically one vaporizes, ionizes, acclerates and magnetically separate the ionized atoms (isotopes) according to mass.

However, try this article which also covers more advanced techniques such as chromotagraphy used in conjuction with mass spectrometry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_Spectrometry
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