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Underpinning of Ion-Molecule Processes and their use as Analytical Probes for Soft Chemical Ionisation Mass Spectrometry (SCIMS)

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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

An improved scientific underpinning of the chemistry involved with SCIMS through a deeper understanding of the inherent ion-molecule reactions through experimental and computational investigations exploring the fundamental processes involved. (2) A strengthened knowledge and database for specific ion-molecule reaction processes and their dependencies on temperature, humidity, reduced electric field strengths, pressure, dopants, gas flow rates, collision induced processes etc., and how they can be used to improve selectivity.

To find out more about studying for a PhD at the University of Birmingham, including full details of the research undertaken in the School, the funding opportunities available for your subject, and guidance on making your application, you can order a copy of our Doctoral Research Prospectus, at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/drp

Funding Notes

For competition funding: The Post is offered in the context of a Marie Curie Initial Training Network and transnational mobility is a key element of eligibility. As such, applications will only be accepted from candidates who have spent less than 12 months in the UK within the last three years. Candidates’ eligibility for the post is determined by Marie Curie terms and conditions.

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Ellis, Mayhew “Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications” - ISBN: 978-1-4051-7668-2 (Wiley 2014).

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