Ion gate

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Ion gate
Set of plates or grid of wires in an ion mobility spectrometer, time-of-flight mass spectrometer, or other mass spectrometer that is used to apply a pulsed electric field with the purpose of selectively deflecting charged particles.
Related Term(s): mass gate

A. B. Kanu, P. Dwivedi, M. Tam, L. Matz, H. H. Hill. J. Mass Spectrom. 43, 1 (2008). ( )

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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