Mass Spectrometry
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Desorption in Mass Spectrometry
Dilshadbek Tursunbayevich UsmanovSatoshi NinomiyaLee Chuin ChenSubhrakanti SahaMridul Kanti MandalYuji SakaiRio TakaishiAhsan HabibKenzo HiraokaKentaro YoshimuraSen TakedaHiroshi WadaHiroshi Nonami
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2017 Volume 6 Issue 2 Pages S0059


In mass spectrometry, analytes must be released in the gas phase. There are two representative methods for the gasification of the condensed samples, i.e., ablation and desorption. While ablation is based on the explosion induced by the energy accumulated in the condensed matrix, desorption is a single molecular process taking place on the surface. In this paper, desorption methods for mass spectrometry developed in our laboratory: flash heating/rapid cooling, Leidenfrost phenomenon-assisted thermal desorption (LPTD), solid/solid friction, liquid/solid friction, electrospray droplet impact (EDI) ionization/desorption, and probe electrospray ionization (PESI), will be described. All the methods are concerned with the surface and interface phenomena. The concept of how to desorb less-volatility compounds from the surface will be discussed.

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© 2017 Dilshadbek Tursunbayevich Usmanov, Satoshi Ninomiya, Lee Chuin Chen, Subhrakanti Saha, Mridul Kanti Mandal, Yuji Sakai, Rio Takaishi, Ahsan Habib, Kenzo Hiraoka, Kentaro Yoshimura, Sen Takeda, Hiroshi Wada, and Hiroshi Nonami. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.
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