Matrix Application with ImagePrep

  • Martin Schuerenberg
  • Soeren-Oliver Deininger


In this chapter, matrix application to tissue samples with the ImagePrep device is explained. The operating principle of vibrational vaporization of the matrix solvent and gravitational deposition of the droplets is presented. An important feature of the device is the control of the deposition process with an optical sensor; the principle of this detection is described. The chapter includes an introduction to the simple user interface with the adjustment of wetness, incubation time, and matrix thickness as intuitive parameters. A brief introduction to method development possibilities for detailed control over the matrix deposition process is given.


Cinnamic Acid Optical Sensor Sinapinic Acid Matrix Layer Simple User Interface 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bruker Daltonik GmbH, FahrenheitstrasseBremenGermany

Personalised recommendations