Two-step Laser Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry to Elucidate Organic Diversity in Planetary Surface Materials..
- Li, Xiang
- March 18, 2013.
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- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Brinckerhoff, William B., Cook, Jamie Elsila, Callahan, Michael P., Arevalo, Ricardo Jr., Floyd, Melissa, Cornish, Timothy, and Getty, Stephanie A.
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- Laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LD-TOF-MS) holds promise to be a low-mass, compact in situ analytical capability for future landed missions to planetary surfaces. The ability to analyze a solid sample for both mineralogical and preserved organic content with laser ionization could be compelling as part of a scientific mission pay-load that must be prepared for unanticipated discoveries. Targeted missions for this instrument capability include Mars, Europa, Enceladus, and small icy bodies, such as asteroids and comets.
- Other Subject(s):
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20140011033.
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference; 18-22 Mar. 2013; The Woodlands, Texas; United States.
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