accelerator mass spectrometry

noun
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of accelerator mass spectrometry

chemistry
: a technique of mass spectrometry that uses a particle accelerator to bring a small amount of the sample to be analyzed to high velocities
  • Although accelerator mass spectrometry … was introduced in 1977, it remains relatively unknown in the chemistry community.
  • —Celia M. Henry
abbreviation AMS

accelerator mass spectrometer

noun

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1980

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