UV photodissociation of trapped ions following ion mobility separation in a Q-ToF mass spectrometer

An ion mobility mass spectrometer has been modified to allow optical interrogation of ions with different mass-to-charge (m/z) ratios and/or mobilities (K). An ion gating and trapping procedure has been developed which allows us to store ions for several seconds enabling UV photodissociation (UVPD).

Bruno Bellina, Jeffery. M. Brown, Jakub Ujma, Paul Murray, Kevin Giles, Michael Morris, Isabelle Compagnon and Perdita. E. Barran . 
Analyst, 2014,139, 6348-6351
Received 09 Sep 2014, Accepted 09 Oct 2014
First published online 09 Oct 2014