Laser microprobe mass spectrometry

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K. K. Murray, R. K. Boyd, M. N. Eberlin, G. J. Langley, L. Li and Y. Naito, Pure Appl. Chem., 2013, 85, 1515-1609, 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06.

Laser microprobe mass spectrometry (LMMS)
Laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry, particularly emphasizing spatially resolved composition information.
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E. Denoyer, R. Van Grieken, F. Adams, D. F. S. Natusch. Anal. Chem. 54, 26A (1982). ( )

Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.

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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the “Gold Book”). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997).

Laser microprobe mass spectrometry

laser micro mass spectrometry (LAMMS)

Any technique in which a specimen is bombarded with a finely focused laser beam (diameter less than ) in the ultraviolet or visible range under conditions of vapourization and ionization of sample material and in which the ions generated are recorded with a mass spectrometer.

Source: Orange Book, p. 250

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