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Mass Spectroscopy

Mass Spectroscopy

2nd Edition


Part of Cambridge Monographs on Physics

  • Date Published: October 1990
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521386890

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  • The first edition of Professor Duckworth's Mass Spectroscopy was highly praised. The present volume is a 1990 edition of the 1986 second edition, written by Professor Duckworth and two other scientists, both with extensive experience in the field. The authors describe the principles of mass spectroscopy and the uses to which mass spectrometers are put. Following a brief description of early instruments, the text describes ion optics, sources and detectors, deflection-type instruments, non-magnetic instruments, isotopic abundance and atomic mass determinations. The book also contains descriptions of the applications of the instrument to nuclear physics, organic chemistry, physical inorganic chemistry, solid state physics, geophysics and space physics.

    Reviews & endorsements

    Review of the hardback: 'The whole text is a splendid example of economy and clarity of presentation.' American Scientist

    Review of the hardback: ' … may be heartily commended to the interested as well as the mere browser.' Physics Today

    Review of the hardback: 'Students will find it an excellent starting point in the literature of mass spectroscopy.' Review of Scientific Instruments

    Review of the hardback: ' … a concise but comprehensive book … which should prove valuable to anyone engaged in the study of ions'. Nature

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 1990
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521386890
    • length: 354 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.638kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the first edition
    Preface to the second edition
    1. The development of mass spectroscopy
    2. Positive-ion optics
    3. Ion sources for mass spectroscopy
    4. Detection of positive ions
    5. Deflection type instruments
    6. Time-of-flight and radio-frequency (rF) mass spectrometers
    7. Determination of isotopic abundances
    8. Determination of atomic masses
    9. Physical inorganic aspects of mass spectroscopy
    11. Applications of mass spectroscopy to organic chemistry
    12. Applications to solid state physics
    13. Applications of mass spectroscopy to geology and cosmology
    14. Mass spectroscopy in upper atmosphere and space research

  • Authors

    H. E. Duckworth

    R. C. Barber

    V. S. Venkatasubramanian

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