Mass discrimination

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Mass discrimination
Differences in overall detection sensitivities for ions of different m/z values in a mass spectrum, caused by variations in ionization efficiency, transmission efficiency through the interface between the ion source and the analyzer vacuum system, analyzer, and detector response.
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K. V. Wood, A. H. Grange, J. W. Taylor. Anal. Chem. 50, 1652 (1978). ( )

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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