mass spectrometry definition

  • noun:
    • An analytical technique that measures the size / charge proportion for the ions formed when a molecule or atom is ionized, vaporized and introduced into a vacuum. Mass spectrometry might also include breaking molecules into fragments - hence enabling its construction is determined.
    • a way for identifying chemical structure of substances by usage of a mass spectrometer.
    • the art or process of utilizing a mass spectrometer to analyse substance examples.

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