Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization

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Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization
Formation of gas-phase ions from molecules present in a solid or liquid matrix that is irradiated with a laser. The matrix is a material that absorbs the laser energy and promotes ionization.
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M. Karas, D. Bachman, U. Bahr, F. Hillenkamp. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Processes 78, 53 (1987). ( )

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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