|Title||Mass analysis in islands of stability with linear quadrupoles with added octopole fields|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Konenkov, N, Zhao, XZ, Xiao, ZL, Douglas, DJ|
|Journal||Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry|
Mass analysis with linear quadrupole mass filters is possible by forming "islands" in the stability diagram with auxiliary quadrupole excitation. In this work, computer simulations are used to calculate stability boundaries, island positions, and peak shapes and ion transmission for mass analysis with linear quadrupole mass filters that have added octopole fields of about 2 to 4%. Rod sets with exact geometries that have quadrupole and octopole fields only in the potential, and round rod sets, with multipoles up to N = 10 (the twenty pole term) included in the calculations, show the same stability boundaries, island positions, and peak shapes. With the DC voltage applied to the rods so that the Mathieu parameter a < 0, conventional mass analysis is possible without the use of an island. With the DC polarity reversed so that a > 0, the resolution and transmission are poor preventing conventional mass analysis. In principle, mass analysis in an island is possible with operation at either of two tips. Provided the correct island tip is chosen for mass analysis, peak shapes comparable to those with a > 0 and no excitation are possible, both with a > 0 and with a < 0. In the latter case, the use of an island of stability allows mass analysis when the added octopole otherwise prevents conventional mass analysis.
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