Shvartsburg predicts a paradigm shift in ion mobility spectrometry research

Professor Alexandre Shvartsburg (PNNL) discusses what he thinks the most significant contributions to the field of IMS have been and predicts how he thinks the field is going to evolve over the course of the next 5 years.

Published on: 9 Nov 2012, under FAIMS

In the recently published free ebook “Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry – The Next 5 Years”, Professor Alexandre Shvartsburg (PNNL) discusses what he thinks the most significant contributions to the field of IMS have been and predicts how he thinks the field is going to evolve over the course of the next 5 years.

Prof. Shvartsburg predicts that the emphasis of front-line mobility research will continue to move from linear IMS towards non-linear techniques such as FAIMS (field asymmetric ion mobility spectrometry, AKA differential mobility spectrometry), likely augmented with the use of vapour dopants and other additives. He also suggests that the proliferation of both conventional IMS and FAIMS instrumentation will lead to the use of hybrid FAIMS-IMS platforms as a route to higher separation power. To read more of Prof. Shvartsburg’s predictions and those of more than 30 other leading researchers download the free ebook “Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry – The Next 5 Years”.

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