Accession Number:

AD0600159

Title:

FLASH VAPORIZATION OF SOLID MATERIALS FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY BY INTENSE THERMAL RADIATION,

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NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

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Report Date:

1964-03-24

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Mass spectra of low vapor pressure materials, such as polymers and metals, were obtained by the technique of flash-vaporization mass spectrometry. Single, thermal pulses from a xenon flashtube vaporize the samples directly into the ion source of a time-of-flight mass spectrometer the mass spectra appear momentarily on the screen of an oscilloscope and are recorded photographically. This technique, which also renders some short-lived species amenable to mass spectrometric studies, and the apparatus including vacuum lock for introducing solid samples into the instrument are described. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE