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Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization

  • Takaya SatohEmail author
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Abstract

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) is a “soft” ionization technique commonly used in mass spectrometry (Fig. 60.1). It uses organic compounds (typically an organic acid) called “matrix” as a means of facilitating desorption and ionization efficiency.

Keywords

Protein Peptide Polymer Imaging mass spectrometry 

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.JEOL LtdTokyoJapan

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