A combined distance-of-flight mass spectrometry (DOFMS) and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS) instrument includes an ion source configured to produce ions having varying mass-to-charge ratios, a first detector configured to determine when each of the ions travels a predetermined distance, a second detector configured to determine how far each of the ions travels in a predetermined time, and a detector extraction region operable to direct portions of the ions either to the first detector or to the second detector.
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This invention was made with government support under Grant Nos. DE-AC05-76RL01830 and DE-FG02-98ER14890 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.