Positive-ion mass spectrometry (PIMS)

Positive-ion mass spectrometry (PIMS)

Issued: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 BST

SUERC Seminar Series

19 September

Positive-ion mass spectrometry (PIMS)

Stewart Freeman, SUERC

Manipulating the charge state of particles in a beam is also a means of understanding and eliminating any molecular component. Traditionally this has required the high energies afforded by particle accelerators, but new SUERC science and the resulting industrial partnerships makes this possible with ordinary mass spectrometry too. The case study of radiocarbon measurement is presented, but the technique is more widely applicable.