Mass Analysis, Instrumentation and Ion Detectors

Mass analysis techniques in mass spectrometry make use of the physical properties of ions in the gas-phase for separation and/or detection. For example: ions can be focussed, steered and bunched by electric fields; separated by magnetic and radio frequency (RF) fields and trapped by a combination of electric, magnetic and radio frequency fields. Click the links below for pages outlining the basic principles of the most important mass analysis and ion detection techniques.

Mass Analysers
Other Aspects of MS Instrumentation