Mathieu stability diagram

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Mathieu stability diagram
Mathieu stability diagram

stability diagram

Graphical representation expressed in terms of dimensionless reduced coordinates that describes the stability or instability of charged particle motion in a transmission quadrupole mass spectrometer or Paul ion trap, based on an appropriate form of the Mathieu differential equation.

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P. H. Dawson, N. R. Whetten. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Phys. 2, 45 (1969). (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0020-7381(69)80005-7 )

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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