From Mass Spectrometry Terms
An ion source immersed in a flow of helium or other inert buffer gas that carries the ions through a meter-long reactor at pressures around 100 Pa.
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a reactor for observing ion-molecule reactions, in which ions are introduced to a bath gas containing a neutral reactant, and flowing rapidly down a vacuum system, where neutral pressure and distance become the reaction variables. Detection of the ions is by mass spectrometry through a leak at the product end of the system.
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