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How well can we predict cluster fragmentation inside a mass spectrometer?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5946-5949
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume55
Issue number42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

Fragmentation of molecular clusters inside mass spectrometers is a significant source of uncertainty in a wide range of chemical applications. We have measured the fragmentation of sulfuric acid clusters driving atmospheric new-particle formation, and developed a novel model, based on first principles calculations, capable of quantitatively predicting the extent of fragmentation.