Molecules: we let them fly ...

Moleculs in a mass spectrometer © Waters Deutschland

... and they will tell us who takes which drugs! Whether legal or illicit, even a low dosage of narcotics leaves chemical traces in the body.

We will show you on the mass spectrometer how these can be detected. In mass spectrometry, molecules are accelerated in a vacuum, and their motion - which is determined by their mass - is analysed.

How these measurements, and measurements based upon them, work, will be demonstrated in two of our mass spectrometers.

House of Chemistry (Haus der Chemie),
meeting point: entrance foyer

17:30, 19:30 und 21:30

30 min

For children 14 years and older

Type of event:
Tour of laboratory

Wheelchair accessible