Multi-anode detection in electrospray ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Academic Article uri icon


  • An electrospray ionization ion source coupled to a time-of-flight mass analyzer incorporating a multi-anode time-to-digital converter is described. High-speed data acquisition (kHz mass spectral acquisition) rates are achieved. The four-anode detector produces a significant increase in detection/counting efficiency over that for a single-anode detector. In this work a 2.5 times increase in detection efficiency is demonstrated. The multi-anode detector is also used as a diagnostic tool to optimize transmission of the ion optics.

published proceedings

  • J Am Soc Mass Spectrom

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Barbacci, D. C., Russell, D. H., Schultz, J. A., Holocek, J., Ulrich, S., Burton, W., & Van Stipdonk, M.

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Barbacci, DC||Russell, DH||Schultz, JA||Holocek, J||Ulrich, S||Burton, W||Van Stipdonk, M

publication date

  • December 1998