Comparison of the effects of ionization mechanism, analyte concentration, and ion "cool-times" on the internal energies of peptide ions produced by electrospray and atmospheric pressure matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization.

The propensities of a series of peptide ions produced by both electrospray and atmospheric pressure matrix assisted laser desorption ionization (AP-MALDI) to fragment in an ion trap mass spectrometer under various conditions were studied in detail by measuring the extent of fragmentation of precursor ions by collision induced dissociation (CID) as a… (More)