Magnetic sector

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DRAFT DEFINITION
Magnetic sector
A device that produces a magnetic field perpendicular to a charged particle beam that deflects the beam to an extent that is proportional to the particle momentum per unit charge. For a monoenergetic beam, the deflection is proportional to m/z.
Considered between 2004 and 2006 but not included in the 2006 PAC submission
This is an unofficial draft definition presented for information and comment.

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Orange Book Entry

See Magnetic Deflection, and also in 12.3.3.2 Magnetic sector instruments.