mass spectrum


Definition of mass spectrum

: the spectrum of a stream of gaseous ions separated according to their differing mass and charge

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Recent Examples on the Web The end readout is various peaks on a gas chromatogram, with each peak having a unique mass spectrum, allowing for the unambiguous identification of specific compounds. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 15 Apr. 2022

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First Known Use of mass spectrum

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Mass spectrum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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: the spectrum of a stream of gaseous ions separated according to their mass and charge

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