Date of Award
Master of Science
Dr. W. Allen Powell
The object of this work was to develop an information storage and retrieval system for use in mass spectroscopy. The information to be stored was the compound's name, the mass spectrum, and distinctive physical and chemical properties. It was desirable that the system be one that could be used in the mass spectral laboratory. At the time this project was initiated, no system for mass spectroscopy had been developed with the characteristics of simplicity, rapid retrieval, and practicality of use in the laboratory without elaborate and space consuming equipment. Thus, a system was needed to aid the laboratory personnel in compound identification and prediction of empirical formula and structure.
O'Donohue, Cynthia Helmintoller, "Data retrieval in mass spectrometry by an optical coincidence system" (1969). Master's Theses. 853.