Autodetachment

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IUPAC RECOMMENDATIONS 2013
Autodetachment
Process whereby a negative ion in a discrete state with energy greater than the detachment threshold loses an electron spontaneously without further interaction with an energy source.
Related Term(s): autoionization
Reference(s):
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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