Residual spectrum

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K. K. Murray, R. K. Boyd, M. N. Eberlin, G. J. Langley, L. Li and Y. Naito, Pure Appl. Chem., 2013, 85, 1515-1609, 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06.

Residual spectrum
Mass spectrum with peaks recorded in the absence of sample and due either to small air leaks or to the presence of molecules desorbed from the walls of the introduction device, the ion source, or from vacuum pump fluids.
Related Term(s): background mass spectrum
Reference(s):
Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.


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Residual spectrum

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residual spectrum/background spectrum

Set of peaks recorded in the absence of a sample and due either to small air leaks or to the presence of molecules desorbed from the walls of the introduction device or the source, or from the pump fluid.

Source:

PAC, 1990, 62, 2167 (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2211

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