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What is IMS?

“Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) refers to the principles, methods, and instrumentation for characterizing substances from the speed of swarms (defined as ensembles of gaseous ions) derived from a substance, in an electric field and through a supporting gas atmosphere.” – Ion Mobility Spectrometry, book by Eiceman, Karpas and Hill (2014).

Short Course on IMS and IMS-MS:

The Short Course is offered at in-person ISIMS conferences. The short course is suitable for individuals with varying levels of experience including those who are new to the field. All efforts will be made to accommodate the interests of the attendees with topics ranging from IMS fundamentals to a wide array of applications, including detection and structural identification of molecules. Lectures covered various forms of IMS (e.g., drift tube IMS, DMS, TWIMS, TIMS, cyclic IMS, AIMS), stand-alone IMS instrument and tandem systems (e.g., coupled to chromatograph and mass spectrometer).

IMS Books:

  • Differential Ion Mobility Spectrometry, A. A. Shvartsburg, ISBN 978-036757737

  • Gaseous Ion Mobility, Diffusion, and Reaction, L. A. Viehland, ISBN 978-3030044930

  • Ion Mobility Spectrometry, 3rd Ed., by G. A. Eiceman, Z. Karpas, H. H. Hill, Jr. ISBN 978-1439859971

  • Ion Mobility Spectrometry-Mass Spectrometry, C. L. Wilkins, S. Trimpin ISBN 978-138199095

  • Plasma Chromatography, T. W. Carr, ISBN 978-0306414329

  • Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry: Fundamentals and Applications, Alison E Ashcroft and Frank Sobotthttps (Eds.) ISBN 978-1-83916-166-7

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