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Quadrupole TOF mass spectrometer axial frequency question

  1. Jun 3, 2012 #1
    Hi I have been searching the relevant literature but I cannot find if an ion travelling through a quadruple TOF MS will obtain an axial motion and frequency as a result? and will this axial motion induce a corresponding frequency on the HV rods that could be measured with the right filter circuit?

    I thank you in advance

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  3. Jun 3, 2012 #2
    I knew this question would be a long shot. But think about what happens in a penning trap, a quadrupole electric field induces an axial motion in the trapped ions. Why shouldn't this happen in a quadrupole TOF MS?

    I just can get my simulation to show this :(
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