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Kinetics of High Pressure Ionization Mechanisms to Enable Real-Time Ultra-Trace Detection of Organics fromEnvironmental Matrices
To minimize the complexities of field-based sampling and realize extremely low levels of sensitivity, this project aims to characterize the kinetic routes of high-pressure ionization mechanisms that enable ultra-trace level detection schemes using a kinetic reaction atmospheric flow tube (KRAFT). When combined with mass spectrometry (MS) this adaptive and selective ionization system will provide forensic investigators with a tractable, non-destructive, real-time method to quantify chemical warfare agents (CWAs), toxic industrial compounds (TICs),and their degradation products.
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