Direct, trace level detection of explosives on ambient surfaces by desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry.

  title={Direct, trace level detection of explosives on ambient surfaces by desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry.},
  author={Zolt{\'a}n Tak{\'a}ts and Ismael Cotte-Rodr{\'i}guez and Nari Talaty and Huanwen Chen and Robert Graham Cooks},
  journal={Chemical communications},
Desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) mass spectrometry is used to detect trace amounts of explosives present on a variety of ambient surfaces in 5-second analysis times without any sample preparation. 
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