Ion mobility spectrometry: A personal view of its development at UCSB
Journal Article - Open Access
CHEMDATA RESEARCH SANTA BARBARA CA SANTA BARBARA United States
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Ion mobility is not a newly discovered phenomenon. It has roots going back to Langevin at the beginning of the 20th century. Our group initially got involved by accident around 1990 and this paper is a brief account of what has transpired here at UCSB the past 25 years in response to this happy accident. We started small, literally, with transition metal atomic ions and transitioned tocarbon clusters, synthetic polymers, most types of biological molecules and eventually peptide and protein oligomeric assembly. Along the way we designed and built several generations of instruments, a process that is still ongoing. And perhaps most importantly we have incorporated theory with experiment from the beginning a necessary wedding that allows an atomistic face tobe put on the otherwise interesting but not fully informative cross section measurements.
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics