An ion mobility-mass spectrometer (IM-MS) interface is described that can be employed to perform collisional activation and/or collision-induced dissociation (CID) with good transmission of mobility separated ions to the MS analyzer. The IM-MS interface consists of a stacked-ring ion guide design, where the field strength and pressure ratio can be operated such that structural rearrangement reactions and/or CID are achieved as a function of the effective ion temperature. The ion dynamics and collisional activation processes in the IM-MS interface are described as a function of the ion-neutral collisions, ion kinetic energies, and effective ion temperature. The applicability of the IM-CID-MS methodology to studies of peptide ion fragmentation is illustrated using a series of model peptides.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry