Laser Thermal Desorption and GC×GC for Harsh Environment and Planetary Mass Spectrometry
The development of analytical instrumentation for harsh terrestrial environments and outer planet space exploration exponentially
increases instrument requirements-for features such as robustness, autonomous operation, and speed-and poses unique
system integration challenges. Here, we explore the use of laser thermal desorption coupled to comprehensive two-dimensional
gas chromatography (LTD-GC×GC) for use with a compact, high-resolution mass spectrometer for challenging applications.