Ion injection into an Orbitrap mass analyzer, showing the rf injector ion trap and the Orbitrap electrostatic ion trap.
Path of ions is symbolized by red lines.
Insets show the potential variation on the central electrode during ion injection and a signal that would be detected between the outer electrodes after ion injection.
Written for the Examining Food blog for food safety laboratories and staff as part of my ongoing copywriting for Thermo Scientific.
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