Ion enhancement

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IUPAC RECOMMENDATIONS 2013
Ion enhancement
ion enhancement

ionization enhancement

Phenomenon in which the ionization efficiency of a compound is increased by the presence of another compound.

Note: The effect is most significant in electrospray ionization but is also observed in atmospheric pressure chemical ionization and to a lesser extent in other ionization methods.
Related Term(s): ion suppression, matrix effects
Reference(s):

C. R. Mallet, Z. Lu, J. R. Mazzeo. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 18, 49 (2004). (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcm.1276 )

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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