Miniaturization and Mass Spectrometry (Hardcover)
The explosion in the late 20th century of the field of analytical chemistry and particularly for biological purposes- has led to a need for fast, integrated, portable, more reliable and more sensitive tools that could handle reduced amount of samples. Microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip devices provide a good answer to this quest to miniaturized and enhanced analysis and they lend themselves well to mass spectrometric detection. This book illustrates this trend and discusses the analysis of large but frail molecules, e.g DNA, proteins and oligosaccharides. Essential reading for anyone with an interest in this field.