|IUPAC RECOMMENDATIONS 2013|
|Mass spectrometer in which the ions are directed onto a focal plane detector such as a photographic plate.|
IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the Orange Book). Definitive Rules, 1979. Compiled by J. Inczédy, T. Lengyel, A. M. Ure. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). On-line corrected version: http://www.iupac.org /publications/analytical compendium (2000).
IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the Gold Book). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins.
|From Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.|
|ORANGE BOOK DEFINITION
IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the Orange Book). Definitive Rules, 1979.
|IUPAC 1997 Orange Book Chapter 12|
|Index of Orange Book Terms|
|GOLD BOOK DEFINITION
IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the Gold Book). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997).
An instrument in which beams of ions are separated (analysed) according to the quotient mass/charge, and in which the deflection and intensity of the beams are recorded directly on photographic plate or film.
Source: PAC, 1991, 63, 1541 (Recommendations for nomenclature and symbolism for mass spectroscopy (including an appendix of terms used in vacuum technology). (Recommendations 1991)) on page 1545
|IUPAC Gold Book|
|Index of Gold Book Terms|
- "In further reference to Bainbridge's letter,  I should like to lodge an objection to his application of the word 'mass-spectrograph' to Dempster's form of analysis. This word I coined in 1920 to describe an instrument which by its peculiar sequence of and magnetic fields eliminated the effect of varying velocity and gave a spectrum dependent upon mass alone. Dempster's apparatus, described two earlier, is essentially an application to the analysis of positive rays of the well-known and widely used principle of semicircular magnetic focusing. an instrument gives a magnetic spectrum which depends upon momentum and not upon mass The fact that it is the standard method for determining the energies of beta particles makes this sufficiently obvious. The use of the word mass-spectrograph, unqualified in any way, to an apparatus not using in any manner the principle implied in it, appears to me to be a misleading and undesirable practice."