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Applications of nanomaterials in ambient ionization mass spectrometry


Chen, L and Ghiasvand, A and Sanz Rodriguez, E and Innis, PC and Paull, B, Applications of nanomaterials in ambient ionization mass spectrometry, Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 136 Article 116202. ISSN 0165-9936 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.trac.2021.116202


Ambient ionization mass spectrometry (AIMS) provides direct ionization of analytes on the surface and subsurface of samples under ambient conditions, with minimal sample manipulation. Over the past few years, a series of new ionization techniques have been developed to enhance the capability of AIMS and expand its applications. Simultaneously, the use of nanomaterials in AIMS has attracted considerable attention to improve performance and diversity of applications, through the contribution to selectivity and ionization efficiency, delivered by exploiting the unique properties of the selected nanomaterials. Different nanomaterials including graphene, graphene oxide, single-walled and multi-walled carbon nanotubes, nylon nanofibers, silicon nanowires, and metallic nanoparticles have each been applied across a diverse range of AIMS methods. This review summarises and critically discusses the past decade of the developments by application of nanomaterials in various modes of AIMS, and the consequent advantages and improvements made to this field of mass spectrometry.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:review, nanomaterials, ambient ionization mass spectrometry
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences
UTAS Author:Chen, L (Miss Liang Chen)
UTAS Author:Ghiasvand, A (Professor Alireza Ghiasvand)
UTAS Author:Sanz Rodriguez, E (Dr Estrella Sanz Rodriguez)
UTAS Author:Paull, B (Professor Brett Paull)
ID Code:146503
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2021-09-09
Last Modified:2022-08-23

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