The Lonestar software will boot into a standard configuration with a total flow rate of 2.5l/min and 40% RF field (to convert total flow rate to sampling rate consult table 22). Pressing the ‘START’ button will start the pump and RF field giving a basic monitoring trace of the positive ion spectrum
To interpret an ion trace consult Appendix 1, explaining the operation of a Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometer.
This user interface is divided into two main sections:
i) Navigation Bar – This will normally be visible in all online modes
ii) System Information – This will vary depending which mode is selected