Characterization of Owlstone’s ultra-high field ion mobility spectrometer - Journal article

Published on 06 Sep 12

Characterization of a miniature, ultra-high-field, ion mobility spectrometer

Ashley Wilks, Matthew Hart, Andrew Koehl, John Somerville, Billy Boyle and David Ruiz-Alonso

Volume 15, Number 3 (2012), 199-222, DOI: 10.1007/s12127-012-0109-x

Published in a recent special issue of the International Journal for Ion Mobility Spectrometry, Wilks et al. present the experimental results of the characterization of Owlstone’s recently developed ultra-high field ion mobility spectrometry technology. Owlstone’s technology uses a combination of multiple micron-gap ion separators and a topologically novel high frequency separation waveform drive. This technology offers a solution to trace and ultra-trace chemical detection/monitoring problems, that conventional IMS and DMS/FAIMS systems find challenging.