Sampling cone

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Sampling cone
Component of a spray ionization interface that consists of a cone with a small orifice through which the spray passes into a differentially pumped chamber
Note 1: In interfaces that have both a sampling cone and skimmer, the spray passes first through the sampling cone and then through the skimmer.
Note 2: A capillary can also be used in place of a cone.
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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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