Mass gate

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DRAFT DEFINITION
Mass gate
A set of plates or grid of wires in a time-of-flight mass spectrometer that is used to apply a pulsed electric field with the purpose of deflecting charged particles in a given m/z range.
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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