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Introduction to Mass Spectrometry Video

This video, part of the knowbeetutoring collection available from offers a basic but effective introduction to ion production of organic molecules in an electron ionization spectrometer. The basis for fragmentation is explained for the propane molecule using very clear graphics. It is an excellent first exposure to the technique, and supplies a very solid…

TOF Tutorial

A basic tutorial on the principles of Time-of-flight mass spectrometer design, presenting the concepts of ionization, acceleration from an ion source, energy dispersion of the ions due to space dispersion in the source, and the use of an ion mirror to focus this dispersion. The two-field source, the ion mirror, and the MCP ion detector is… Mass Spectrometry

This video, distributed on YouTube by the Royal Society of Chemistry is on the basic principles of mass spectrometry, using a magnetic sector instrument to demonstrate how specific m/z ratios can be selected. The theory and operation of MS, including the chemistry of ionization and fragmentation is described at an introductory level. There's also an excellent…

Understanding Chemistry

This website part of a larger project "ChemGuide" provides a nice introduction to mass spectrometry that is suitable for use by introductory analytical chemistry students. Content includes an introduction to the instrumentation, explanation of fragmentation and how it can be used to identify compound structure, the origin of the M+ and (M+1)+ peaks. Each…

Mass Spec Primer

This website developed by Waters Corporation provides a brief primer on mass spectrometry which includes information on instrumentation, a discussion of mass accuracy, resolution, and LC-MS. As such the site should be a valuable resource for both students and faculty.The website is available here .

What is Mass Spectrometry?

This site is a very thorough page by page description about what mass spectometry is and how it is used. It has many useful figures and references to other materials. The site is well organized and easy to use.The website is available here .


This website contains a wealth of information about mass spectrometry for bioanalysis and related subject material for biotechnology. There are four significant components: The Card Index, Featured IonSource Tutorials and Contributions, Resources, and Links. The contents will serve as a learning tool for students, faculty and practitioners alike. You can take what you…
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