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Direct ion generation from swabs
- Jarmusch, Alan K., Pirro, Valentina, Logsdon, David L., Cooks, R. Graham
- Talanta 2018 v.184 pp. 356-363
- ionization, ions, mass spectrometry
- Medical swabs are used for biofluid and tissue sampling in clinical applications. The use of medical swabs as electrospray ionization probes for direct mass spectrometric analysis is a novel and potentially widely applicable development. Here we discuss ion generation, characterize ionization behavior via microscopic videography and describe some illustrative examples of applications.