Buffer gas

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IUPAC RECOMMENDATIONS 2013

K. K. Murray, R. K. Boyd, M. N. Eberlin, G. J. Langley, L. Li and Y. Naito, Pure Appl. Chem., 2013, 85, 1515-1609, 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06.

Buffer gas
buffer gas

bath gas

Inert gas used for collisional reduction of the internal or translational energy of ions, such as in ion traps.

Related Term(s): collision gas
Reference(s):

J. F. J. Todd. Mass Spectrom. Rev. 10, 3 (1991). (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mas.1280100103 )

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


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