Energy deposition during electron-induced dissociation.

  title={Energy deposition during electron-induced dissociation.},
  author={James R. Gord and Stevan R. Horning and Janet M Wood and R Graham Cooks and B. S. Freiser},
  journal={Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry},
  volume={4 2},
We report studies of the internal energy deposited during activation of mass-selected ions through electron-ion collisions. Characteristic fragmentations of the molecular ion of limonene and W(CO) (n/+) (n = 1-6) indicate that electron-induced dissociation in a Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer proceeds via multiple collisions and that the average internal energy deposited during the activation process can be selected to be similar to that associated with electron… CONTINUE READING