Development of Ion Drift-Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry Academic Article uri icon


  • An ion drift-chemical ionization mass spectrometry (ID-CIMS) technique has been developed to detect and quantify trace gases, including volatile organic compounds and inorganic species. The trace species are chemically ionized into positive or negative product ions with a well-controlled ion-molecule reaction time. The ID-CIMS method allows for quantification of the trace gases without the necessity of performing calibrations with authentic standards for the trace gases. Demonstrations of the ability of ID-CIMS to accurately quantify isoprene and HNO3 in a laboratory setting are presented. The results illustrate that the ID-CIMS technique facilitates detection and quantification of organic and inorganic species in laboratory kinetic investigations and field measurements.

author list (cited authors)

  • Fortner, E. C., Zhao, J., & Zhang, R.

citation count

  • 54

publication date

  • September 2004