Electrochemical ionization and analyte charging in the Array of Micromachined UltraSonic Electrospray (AMUSE) ion source

Thomas P. Forbes, F. Levent Degertekin, Andrei G. Fedorov
  • Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, July 2010, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2010.05.004

Electrochemical ionization in ultrasonic electrospray ion source

What is it about?

Electrochemistry and ion transport in a planar array of mechanically-driven, droplet-based ion sources are investigated using an approximate time scale analysis and in-depth computational simulations. The ion source is modeled as a controlled-current electrolytic cell, in which the piezoelectric transducer electrode, which mechanically drives the charged droplet generation using ultrasonic atomization, also acts as the oxidizing/corroding anode (positive mode).

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