Accession Number : ADA254065


Title :   Portable Tandem Mass Spectrometer Analyzer


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 1984-Dec 1987


Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY


Personal Author(s) : Yost, R. ; Johnson, Matuszak K. ; Hail, M.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA254065


Report Date : JUL 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 257


Abstract : This report documents Phase 1 of a two-phased project to develop a portable tandem mass spectral analyzer to be used in environmental characterizations of contaminated and suspected contaminated sites of Air Force properties. Phase 1 was a laboratory prototyping study and Phase 2 was to entail the construction of an actual portable prototype instrument. Phase 1 accomplishments include the development of an atmospheric pressure ionization source for a compact commercial mass spectrometer, fundamental studies of the atmospheric pressure ionization processes, and the development of rapid gas chromatographic pre-separation methods intended to enhance the instrument's performance when analyzing complex samples.


Descriptors :   *MASS SPECTROMETERS , *BAROMETRIC PRESSURE , *ATMOSPHERICS , AIR FORCE , MASS , SITES , PROTOTYPES , PHASE , CONSTRUCTION , ANALYZERS , HAIL , DOCUMENTS , PRESSURE , IONIZATION , SEPARATION , LABORATORIES


Subject Categories : ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS
      ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS AND SPECTROSCOPY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE