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Common Spurious Signals Observed in Mass Spectrometers



Thomas J. Bruno, Paris D. Svoronos


The following table provides guidance in the recognition of spurious signals (m/z peaks) that will sometimes be observed in measured mass spectra, especially when the mass spectrometer is interfaced to a gas chromatograph [1]. Often, the occurrence of these signals can be predicted by the recent history of the instrument or the method being used.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics - 93rd edition
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CRC Taylor Francis, Boca Raton, FL


Bruno, T. and Svoronos, P. (2012), Common Spurious Signals Observed in Mass Spectrometers, CRC Taylor Francis, Boca Raton, FL (Accessed July 18, 2024)


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Created June 22, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017