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Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry, 2nd Edition



Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry, 2nd Edition

Raymond E. March, John F. Todd

ISBN: 978-0-471-71797-3 September 2005 416 Pages


A definitive reference, completely updated

Published in 1989, the First Edition of this book, originally entitled Quadrupole Storage Mass Spectrometry, quickly became the definitive reference in analytical laboratories worldwide. Revised to reflect scientific and technological advances and new applications in the field, the Second Edition includes new chapters covering:
* New ion trap instruments of high sensitivity
* Peptide analysis by liquid chromatography/ion trap tandem mass spectrometry
* Analytical aspects of ion trap mass spectrometry combined with gas chromatography
* Simulation of ion trajectories in the ion trap

One additional chapter discusses the Rosetta mission, a "comet chaser" that was sent on a ten-year journey in 2004 to study the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko using, among other instruments, a GC/MS system incorporating a specially designed ion trap mass spectrometer.

This comprehensive reference also includes discussions of the history of the quadrupole ion trap, the theory of quadrupole mass spectrometry, the dynamics of ion-trapping chemistry in the quadrupole ion trap, the cylindrical ion trap, miniature traps, and linear ion traps. Complete with conclusions and references, this primer effectively encapsulates the body of knowledge on quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometry.

With its concise descriptions of the theory of ion motion and the principles of operation,

Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry, Second Edition is ideal for new users of quadrupole devices, as well as for scientists, researchers, and graduate and post-doctoral students working in analytical laboratories.

Preface to First Edition.


1. A Historical Review of the Early Development of the Quadrupole Ion Trap.

2. Theory of Quadrupole Instruments.

3. The Dynamics of Ion Trapping.

4. Simulation of Ion Trajectories in the Quadrupole Ion Trap.

5. Linear Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer.

6. Cylindrical Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer.

7. Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry.

8. Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry/Liquid Chromatography.

9. An Ion Trap too Far? The Rosetta Mission to Characterize a Comet.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

"…[the authors] brighten up even the least interesting, and most challenging sections...[the book]...will be required reading for my graduate students." (Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, May 2006)

"The authors have done a great job…providing invaluable information on  a complex topic in a single volume…this is an important, comprehensive, and well-written description." (CHOICE, January 2006)