Proton transfer reaction-mass spectrometry: Fundamentals, recent advances and applications

Eugen Hartungen, Simone Jürschik, Alfons Jordan, Achim Edtbauer, Stefan Feil, Gernot Hanel, Hans Seehauser, Stefan Haidacher, Ralf Schottkowsky, Lukas Mürk, Stefan Jaksch, Bishu Agarwal, Kurt Becker, Chris A. Mayhew, Philipp Sulzer, Tilmann D. Mürk

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Proton transfer reaction-mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) offers many advantages for trace gas analysis, including no sample preparation, real-time analysis, high selectivity and sensitivity, ultra-low detection limits and very short response times. These characteristic features have made it an ideal tool for many applications in science, technology and society. Here we will discuss recent developments, in particular advances concerning sensitivity, selectivity and general applicability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number24303
JournalEPJ Applied Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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