major focus of the note is understanding mass spectra, so the majority of the
problem sets will involve interpretation of mass spectra of unknowns. Topics
covered includes: Interpretation of Electron Impact, Ion sources, Mass
Analyzers, MS/MS and fragmentation methods, Mass Spectrometry in the Real World,
Protein complexes and ydrogen and Deuterium Exchange, Imaging Mass Spectrometry,
2D FTICR mass spectrometry.
This guide introduces young children to mass
spectrometry and give them the opportunity to experience a modern research
laboratory. The modules in this note are highly adaptable and can be applied to
young children from the age of 6 years to 14 years.