Post-source decay

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Post-source decay (PSD)
Technique specific to reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometers where product ions of metastable transitions or collision-induced dissociations generated in the flight tube prior to entering the reflectron are separated according to m/z to yield product ion spectra.
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B. Spengler, D. Kirsch, R. Kaufmann. J. Phys. Chem. 96, 9678 (1992). ( )

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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