Blackbody infrared radiative dissociation

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Blackbody infrared radiative dissociation (BIRD)
Special case of infrared multiphoton dissociation wherein excitation of the reactant ion is caused by absorption of infrared photons radiating from heated blackbody surroundings, which are usually the walls of a vacuum chamber.
Related Term(s): infrared multiphoton dissociation

R. C. Dunbar. Mass Spectrom. Rev. 23, 127 (2004). ( )

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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