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Electrospray Ionization/Ion Mobility Spectrometer/Cylindrical Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer System for In-Situ Detection of Organic CompoundsThe potential of an Electrospray Ionization/Ion Mobility Spectrometer/Cylindrical Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer (ESI/IMS/CIT-MS) as an analytical instrument for analyzing material extracted from rock and soil samples as part of a suite of instruments on the proposed 2009 Mars Science Lander (MSL) will be demonstrated. This instrument will be able to identify volatile compounds as well as resident organic molecules on the parts-per-billion (ppb) level. Also, it will be able to obtain an inventory of chemical species on the surface of Mars which will result in a better understanding of ongoing surface chemistry. Finally, questions relevant to biological processes will be answered with the complete inventory of surface and near surface organic molecules that the ESI/IMS/CIT is capable of performing.
Document ID
20030111223
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Kanik, I. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Johnson, P. V. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Beegle, L. W. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Cooks, R. G. (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Laughlin, B. C. (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Hill, H. H. (Washington State Univ. Pullman, WA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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