Mapping the Stability Diagram of a Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer with a Static Transverse Magnetic Field Applied

  title={Mapping the Stability Diagram of a Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer with a Static Transverse Magnetic Field Applied},
  author={Simon Maher and Sarfaraz U Syed and David M. Hughes and John Raymond Gibson and Stephen Taylor},
  journal={Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry},
AbstractPrevious experimental and theoretical work identified that the application of a static magnetic (B) field can improve the resolution of a quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS) and this simple method of performance enhancement offers advantages for field deployment. Presented here are further data showing the effect of the transverse magnetic field upon the QMS performance. For the first time, the asymmetry in QMS operation with Bx and By is considered and explained in terms of operation in… Expand
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