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Spectrometry, Mass, Electrospray Ionization

"Spectrometry, Mass, Electrospray Ionization" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A mass spectrometry technique used for analysis of nonvolatile compounds such as proteins and macromolecules. The technique involves preparing electrically charged droplets from analyte molecules dissolved in solvent. The electrically charged droplets enter a vacuum chamber where the solvent is evaporated. Evaporation of solvent reduces the droplet size, thereby increasing the coulombic repulsion within the droplet. As the charged droplets get smaller, the excess charge within them causes them to disintegrate and release analyte molecules. The volatilized analyte molecules are then analyzed by mass spectrometry.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Spectrometry, Mass, Electrospray Ionization" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Spectrometry, Mass, Electrospray Ionization" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 248 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 19 publications in 2011
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.