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Microplasma jet mass spectrometry of halogenated organic compounds

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The microhollow cathode discharge is investigated as a promising miniaturized ionization source for mass spectrometry. The plasma operated at atmospheric pressure generates power densities of about 1 MW cm−3 at a small input power of 1 W. It has the advantage of focused sample introduction in the plasma core, exhibits good analytical reproducibility and a long lifetime. The microhollow cathode discharge-mass spectrometry delivers detection limits in the pg s−1 range (corresponding to a few ppbv/v) for halogenated molecules in gaseous or volatile samples.

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The article was received on 27 Jan 2004, accepted on 30 Apr 2004 and first published on 15 Jul 2004

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B401319K
Citation: J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2004,19, 990-994
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    Microplasma jet mass spectrometry of halogenated organic compounds

    M. Miclea, K. Kunze, J. Franzke and K. Niemax, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2004, 19, 990
    DOI: 10.1039/B401319K

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