Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 61, Number 2, February 2013
Topical issue: 13th International Symposium on High Pressure Low Temperature Plasma Chemistry (Hakone XIII). Edited by Nicolas Gherardi, Henryca Danuta Stryczewska and Yvan Ségui
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Plasma, Discharges and Processes|
|Published online||15 February 2013|
Proton transfer reaction-mass spectrometry: fundamentals, recent advances and applications *
IONICON Analytik GmbH, Eduard Bodem Gasse 3, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
2 Institut für Ionenphysik und Angewandte Physik, Universität Innsbruck, Technikerstr. 25, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
3 Polytechnic Institute of New York University, NY 11201, USA
4 School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT Birmingham, UK
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Accepted: 5 December 2012
Published online: 15 February 2013
Proton transfer reaction-mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) offers many advantages for trace gas analysis, including no sample preparation, real-time analysis, high selectivity and sensitivity, ultra-low detection limits and very short response times. These characteristic features have made it an ideal tool for many applications in science, technology and society. Here we will discuss recent developments, in particular advances concerning sensitivity, selectivity and general applicability.
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