Electrostatic mass spectrometer

V. M. Kelman, M. N. Szilagyi

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A purely electrostatic mass spectrometer of simple construction is proposed. This novel instrument is based on collisions of an ion beam with atoms or molecules of a gas, that makes it possible to determine masses by an ordinary electrostatic energy analyzer. The advantages of the electrostatic mass spectrometer over other types of mass spectrometers are as follows: i) it is simple; ii) it does not require heavy and expensive magnets; iii) it does not require high-frequency fields; iv) registration is continuous.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-190
Number of pages4
JournalOptik (Jena)
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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