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Now in its 15th year, Base Peak is the world's leading mass spectrometry resource and is dedicated to all aspects of MS including hyphenated techniques such as LC-MS and GC-MS, and related applications such as proteomics, pharmaceutical analysis, food quality analysis, environmental analysis, drug targeting and discovery as well as forensics and drug testing. 

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Last Month's Most Accessed Feature: Multiple mycotoxin monitoring: Dried blood spots and dried serum spots

Multiple mycotoxins can be measured in blood spots and serum spots by LC/MS say European scientists, providing a more accurate way to estimate individual dietary exposure from contaminated food.

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Analysis of Environmental Contaminants in Water Using an Agilent 6470 LC/TQ Instrument

The analytical demands for detecting organic contaminants in water at low ng/L level have pushed the development of new methodologies using LC/TQ instrumentation. In this regard, and in the last few years, advances in sensitivity and selectivity have made this challenge possible. This webinar will focus on the use of the new 6470 LC-MS-MS from Agilent Technologies for the sub ng/L level detection of several pharmaceuticals and pesticides in surface waters. Examples of optimization of several source...

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For over 20 years, each issue of the Journal of Mass Spectrometry has contained a Special Feature article. These are highly regarded in the mass spectrometry community and extremely popular with researchers around the globe. These features are freely available to the entire mass spec community.

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A mass spectrometer has been developed by scientists at MIT to measure explosive vapours in real time to assist training sniffer dogs in the field and develop better training materials.

Selected ion flow tube-mass spectrometry in full mass scan mode was used to analyse headspace gases produced by wound-associated bacteria in the wounds and on dressing materials.

A novel LC/MS method with high-resolution mass spectrometry has been applied to the detection of the drugs known as new psychoactive substances, with the ultimate aim of providing a black box solution for drug testing that requires minimal operator intervention.

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For over 20 years, each issue of the Journal of Mass Spectrometry has contained a Special Feature article. These are highly regarded in the mass spectrometry community and extremely popular with researchers around the globe. These features are freely available to the entire mass spec community.

Selected key technologies of the analytical science industry are discussed by Steve Down with reference to burgeoning application areas and the scope for future improvements.

Ion source pressure plays a significant role in the process of ionization and the subsequent ion transmission inside a mass spectrometer. Pressurizing the ion source to a gas pressure greater than atmospheric pressure is a relatively new approach that aims to further improve the performance of atmospheric pressure ionization sources. A brief review on the development of super-atmospheric pressure ion sources, including high-pressure electrospray, field desorption and superheated ESI, and the strategies to...

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The Journal of Mass Spectrometry (JMS) publishes papers on a broad range of topics of interest to scientists working in both fundamental and applied areas involving the study of gaseous ions.

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