Software for a mass spectrometer-thermobalance system

G. Várhegyi, Ferenc Till, Tamás Székely

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Abstract

The questions of the computer control, data acquisition and data processing are treated for a TG-MS system built from a Perkin-Elmer thermobalance (TGS-2), a Balzers quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMG-511) and a small configuration of a DEC PDP-11 minicomputer. The aim of the computer software was to optimize the performance of the system for the requirements needed for the TG-MS analysis of solid fuels and other complex organic materials. The organization of the mass spectrometric measurement, the fast processing of the mass spectrometric peaks, the quick acquisition of time-averaged weight and temperature data and the problems of the concise data storage are treated. The outlined considerations may be applicable to other instruments. A method for the fast digital filtering of the mass spectrometric data is described in a separate Appendix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-124
Number of pages10
JournalThermochimica Acta
Volume102
Issue numberC
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 1986

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organic materials
Temperature
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Software for a mass spectrometer-thermobalance system. / Várhegyi, G.; Till, Ferenc; Székely, Tamás.

In: Thermochimica Acta, Vol. 102, No. C, 15.06.1986, p. 115-124.

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Várhegyi, G. ; Till, Ferenc ; Székely, Tamás. / Software for a mass spectrometer-thermobalance system. In: Thermochimica Acta. 1986 ; Vol. 102, No. C. pp. 115-124.
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