Ionization cross section

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DRAFT DEFINITION
Ionization cross section
Measure of the probability that a given ionization process will occur when an atom or molecule interacts with a photon, electron, atom, or molecule.
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IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the “Orange Book”). Definitive Rules, 1979. Compiled by J. Inczédy, T. Lengyel, A. M. Ure. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). On-line corrected version: http://www.iupac.org /publications/analytical compendium (2000).

This is an unofficial draft definition presented for information and comment. For current IUPAC recommended mass spectrometry terms, see the Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.
 

Orange Book

ORANGE BOOK DEFINITION

IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the “Orange Book”). Definitive Rules, 1979.

Ionization cross section

This is a measure of the probability that a given ionization process will occur when an atom or molecule interacts with a photon.

IUPAC Orange Book Chapter 12
Index of Orange Book Terms