Field asymmetric time of flight ion mobility spectrometry
|Förderung durch:||This work has been supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), under the Grant KF3238301NT3 upon decision of the German Bundestag|
In this work, we are developing a new concept for miniaturized and low cost ion mobility spectrometers (IMS) manufactured from printed circuit boards (PCB). The goal is a system which is small and cheap, but provides the analytical power of high end systems. To achieve this, we try to combine the advantages of time of flight IMS (TOF-IMS) and field asymmetric IMS (FAIMS) by inserting a chamber with an alternating electrical field into the drift tube of a PCB based TOF-IMS.