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Ion Mobility Spectrometry

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Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) is a growing field that has provided key insights into the conformation of molecular ions and when coupled with photexcitation can provide isomer and conformer specific information on the photodynamics of large molecular assemblies previously inaccessible. Successful IMS apparatus involves a range of experimental methods, including ion optics, radiofrequency ion traps and ion guides, gas dynamics and mass spectrometry. This issue provides a forum for disseminating further aspects of the techniques and instrumentation that have made IMS such an important technique for understanding the structure and dynamics of large molecular ions. 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

•    General ion mobility spectrometry
•    Ion sources and ion beam manipulation
•    Advances in data analysis
•    Cryogenic ion mobility spectrometry

Lead Guest editor

Robert E. Continetti, University of California, USA

Guest Editor

Evan J. Bieske, University of Melbourne, Australia

Submission Information 

Please note during the submission process, choose the relevant topical issue under the Additional Information section when asked “Are you submitting to a Thematic Series?”. The topical issue is available as “Ion Mobility Spectrometry”.

For more information, please contact the Guest Editors listed above.

Submission deadline

30 June 2023

  1. Variable-temperature cryogenic ion mobility-mass spectrometry (VT-Cryo-IM-MS) was developed to examine the conformations of host-guest complexes. The VT-Cryo-IM-MS consists of an electrospray ionization source...

    Authors: Keijiro Ohshimo, Xi He, Ryosuke Ito, Kengo Tsunoda, Sota Tainaka and Fuminori Misaizu
    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2023 10:11