Smart Elemental Composition by Automatically Limiting the Element Set
1 September 2015

Very high resolution scans show isotope fine structure and that structure can help in elemental composition by providing smarter limits for the element set. This application note demonstrates an untargeted approach using an algorithm that does not look for specific elements, but rather looks for ions that are related and then tries to match them to a specific element. Ions that are related, but not identified by this approach are included in the isotope cluster for elemental composition calculation.