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Asher Newsome

Research Physical Scientist
Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute


Suitland-Silver Hill, MD, USA


Non-proximate Ambient Mass Spectrometry Sampling of Large, Intact Cultural Heritage Objects

G. Asher Newsome received his doctorate in Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2009, where he designed new instrumentation and methods for ion trap mass spectrometry. Since joining the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute in 2017, he has been particularly focused on adapting ambient ionization methods to cultural heritage analysis. His research places special consideration on minimizing sample damage and analyzing objects too physically large for standard methods.

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