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Mass spectrometry (MS) is an powerful analytical technique that produces the spectra of the masses of the atoms or molecules that make up your sample material. These spectra are used to determine the specific elemental or isotopic signature of a sample, the masses of particles and molecules, and to determine the chemical structures of molecules. Mass spectrometry works by ionizing chemical compounds to generate charged molecules or molecule fragments and measuring their mass-to-charge ratios.

The Center has several Mass Spectrometry assets available: Magnetic Sector, quadrupole, and Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry techniques are all possible with the Center’s array of GCMS, LCMS, IRMS.