Photoionization and Photo-Induced Processes in Mass Spectrometry: Fundamentals and Applications

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Drawing on the expertise of the leading academic and industrial research groups involved in the development of photoionisation methods for mass spectrometry, this reference for analytical scientists covers both the theory and current applications of photo-induced ionisation processes. Widely used techniques such as MALDI are treated side by side with more specialist approaches such as REMPI and RIMS. A concluding chapter discusses leading edge developments in ultrashort laser pulse desorption, for a complete picture of the state of the technology.