Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometers Made in Switzerland: Examples of Mobile Applications


  • Manuel A. Hutterli Tofwerk AG
  • Veronika Pospisilova Tofwerk AG
  • Marc Gonin Tofwerk AG




Chemical ionisation, Mobile applications, Real time measurements, Time-of-flight mass spectrometry, Volatile organic compounds


Over the past decade, the technical requirements of analytical instrumentation have continuously risen driven by the demand for increasingly complex and demanding applications. TOFWERK, a Swiss company with the headquarters in Thun, has been at the forefront of this development by producing modular and ruggedized Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometers (TOFMS). They are often used to replace quadrupole mass analysers with more powerful TOF mass analysers. Starting with first customers in atmospheric sciences, TOFWERK TOFMS are now used across a wide range of research areas and lately also in industry. Here we present an overview of mobile applications in which Tofwerk TOFMS are in operation while moved around in space.




How to Cite

M. A. Hutterli, V. Pospisilova, M. Gonin, Chimia 2022, 76, 60, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2022.60.