Daily Archives: 10 Nov 2022

Understanding Instrument Types, Mass Spectral Data Interpretation, and How a Mass Spectrometer Operates

The development of mass spectrometry (MS) as we know it today was made possible by the groundbreaking work of three exceptional men: Wilhelm Wien, J.J. Thomson, and Francis Aston. The 1907 paper by Thomson “On rays of positive electricity”1 is frequently cited as the pivotal work that announced the emergence of MS, although there are […]