To develop a more in-depth understanding of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The differences between scan and selected ion monitoring are explained. The principles of proper selection of data acquisition parameters are covered in detail.
You should take this course if you are a user of gas chromatographs who is looking to further develop their method development and troubleshooting skills in GC-MS. A key demographic are companies that provide their employees with the yearly skill set development objectives. Even though supported by management, fulfilment of these objectives is difficult to accomplish through traditional training due to scheduling issues and frequent work-related interruptions. The online tutorial approach provides a unique solution by being accessible from anywhere with internet access, and at any time.
This course covers:
The differences between scan and selected ion monitoring are explained. The principles of proper selection of data acquisition parameters are covered in detail.
The relevant aspects of tuning a quadrupole MS for GC data acquisition are covered. An explanation of different types of tunes is provided. Example parameters and setpoints are explained as well as their effects on results. Development and use of custom tunes to meet method-specific requirements are presented as are concepts of dynamic ramping of source parameters. How to use historical tune results to track system performance changes is also explained.
This module has a complementary quiz. By correctly answering the quiz questions for all of the modules as part of the course you will be able to download your certificate of completion. Types of questions to expect are:
- What should you do when scanning a linear quadrupole?
- What happens to the ions in time of flight spectrometers?
- What causes the spectral to skew?
- Optimal qualitative effective data acquisition rate is
- How do we achieve a given acquisition rate?
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