Reflectron

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Reflectron
Component of a time-of-flight mass spectrometer that uses a static electric field to reverse the direction of travel of the ions and improves mass resolution by assuring that ions of the same m/z but different translational energy arrive at the detector at the same time.
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B. A. Mamyrin, V. I. Karataev, D. V. Shmikk, V. A. Zagulin. Sov. Phys. JETP 37, 45 (1973).

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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