Kinetic energy release

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Kinetic energy release (KER)
Translational energy of fragments resulting from dissociation of a metastable ion measured relative to the center-of-mass.
Note: In this context, kinetic energy is interpreted as translational, rather than vibrational or rotational, kinetic energy.
Related Term(s): Kinetic energy release distribution

J. Laskin, C. Lifshitz. J. Mass Spectrom. 36, 459 (2001). ( )

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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