Spectrometry and Spectroscopy

Spectrometry and Spectroscopy

“What Is Mass Spectrometry?”
A written and visual description of the basics of mass spectrometry from the Scripps Center for Metabolomics and Mass Spectrometry.

Mössbauer Spectroscopy
Fundamental principles and applications of Mössbauer spectroscopy from the Science Education Resource Center (SERC).

In Chemical Heritage Magazine

Natural Processes
By the end of the 1950s mass spectrometry and gaseous-ion chemistry were hot topics in academia as well as industry.

From CHF’s Oral  History Program

Critical Mass: A History of Mass Spectrometry
An online exhibit showcasing various roles of this complicated science: in the Manhattan Project, in the petroleum industry, in biochemical applications, and more.

Sibyl Rock and Innovation
As ElectroData Corporation’s first female sales engineer, Sybil Rock provided a link between users and developers of mass spectrometers when the instruments were first commercialized.

Oral Histories 
Personal perspectives on the growth of mass spectrometry in academic, industrial, and governmental laboratories during the 20th century.

From CHF’s Podcast Distillations

Episode 144: Mystery of Mass (Spec)
Mass spectrometry: what is it and how does it work? Distillations takes a look at the development and practical applications of mass spec.


Reflections on Careers

Learn more about women's contributions to science through CHF's Women in Chemistry oral histories.

Stories from the Field

Listen to career insights and stories of scientific adventures from women in chemistry.