Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry of Highly Ordered Carbyne


Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) time-of-flight mass spectrometry was applied to a non-conven-tional object–highly ordered carbyne films. Mass spectra of both positive and negative ions were recorded in all tests. The spectra had a rather high number of hydrogen atom peaks and specific features indicative of hydrogen acting as a requisite stabilizer in the crystalline carbyne structure. A new model based on interchain dihydrogen bonds was proposed.

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Y. Prazdnikov, "Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry of Highly Ordered Carbyne," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 3 No. 9, 2012, pp. 895-901. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2012.39117.

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