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mass spectrometry

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  • n. An analytical technique that measures the mass / charge ratio of the ions formed when a molecule or atom is ionized, vaporized and introduced into a vacuum. Mass spectrometry may also involve breaking molecules into fragments - thus enabling its structure to be determined.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A method for identifying chemical composition of substances by use of a mass spectrometer.
  • n. the art or process of using a mass spectrometer to analyse chemical samples.

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