Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) is an analytical technique used to separate and identify ionized molecules in the gas phase based on their ion mobility in a carrier buffer gas.
How does it work?
Though heavily employed for military or security purposes, such as detecting drugs and explosives, the technique also has many laboratory analytical applications, recently being coupled with mass spectrometry and high performance liquid chromatography.
Rapid (ms) separation of molecules based on shape, mass and charge. Protein structural studies, additional dimension in proteomics, ambient ionisation approaches, small molecule isomer separation.
Sample Handling Requirements:
Nanograms, or less, of material.
Waters Synapt G1, Waters Synapt G2
Dr Ian Hancox, 024 76 150380 email i dot hancox at warwick dot ac dot uk.
Typical results format, and sample:
|Warwick collect/analyse data|
|Warwick collect data|
|Available to user with expertise/ contribution|
|Spare capacity for collaborative research|