Accelerating potential

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Accelerating potential
Electrical potential difference used to impart translational energy to ions.

Note: Accelerating voltage is often used as a synonym, but the terms are equivalent only in the case of a static accelerating potential.

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F. W. McLafferty, F. Turecek. Interpretation of Mass Spectra. University Science Books, Mill Valley, CA (1993).

From Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.

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