2004

Secondary Electrospray Ionization-Ion Mobility Spectrometry for Explosive Vapor Detection

Secondary Electrospray Ionization-Ion Mobility Spectrometry for Explosive Vapor Detection

M. Tam and H. H. Hill, Jr.

The unique capability of secondary electrospray ionization (SESI) as a nonradioactive ionization source to detect analytes in both liquid and gaseous samples was evaluated using aqueous solutions of three common military explosives: cyclo-1,3,5-trimethylene-2,4,6-trinitramine (RDX), nitroglycerin (NG) and pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN).