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Tandem-in-time and-in-space mass spectrometer and associated method for tandem mass spectrometry

United States Patent Application

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Applicant's present invention comprises an apparatus having a tandem configuration of a three-dimensional or linear RF multipole ion trap, a linear RF multipole device and a time-of-flight mass spectrometer, and the associated method of operation generating an associated product ion mass spectrum and a mass spectrum of residual parent ions wherein the associated product ion mass spectrum is combined with the mass spectrum of the residual parent ions to generate a three-dimensional mass spectrum of parent and associated product ions from a single, stored population of heterogeneous ions.
Goeringer, Douglas E. (Oak Ridge, TN), McLuckey, Scott Alexander (West Lafayette, IN)
10/ 845,468
May 13, 2004
[0001] The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.