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Thermospray is a form of atmospheric pressure ionization in mass spectrometry. It transfers ions from the liquid phase to the gas phase for analysis. It is particularly useful in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. [1][2][3]

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  1. Blakley, C. R.; Carmody, J. J.; Vestal, M. L. "Liquid Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer for Analysis of Nonvolatile Samples" Analytical Chemistry 1980, 52, 1636-1641.
  2. Combined liquid chromatography mass spectrometry. Part III. Applications of thermospray, Patrick Arpino, Mass Spectrometry Reviews, Vol 11, 1992 pp 3-40
  3. Gelpí E (1995). "Biomedical and biochemical applications of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry". Journal of chromatography. A. 703 (1–2): 59–80. PMID 7599744.