# Difference between revisions of "Resolution (mass spectrometry)"

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For a single peak made up of singly charged ions at mass m in a [[Mass Spectrum|mass spectrum]], the resolution may be expressed as m / Δm, where Δm is the width of the peak at a height which is a specified fraction of the maximum peak height. It is recommended that one of three values 50%, 5% or 0.5% should always be used. (Note that for an isolated symmetrical peak recorded with a system which is linear in the range between 5% and 10% levels of the peak, the 5% peak width definition is equivalent to the 10% valley definition. A common standard is the definition of resolution based upon Δm being Full Width of the peak at Half its Maximum (FWHM) height. | For a single peak made up of singly charged ions at mass m in a [[Mass Spectrum|mass spectrum]], the resolution may be expressed as m / Δm, where Δm is the width of the peak at a height which is a specified fraction of the maximum peak height. It is recommended that one of three values 50%, 5% or 0.5% should always be used. (Note that for an isolated symmetrical peak recorded with a system which is linear in the range between 5% and 10% levels of the peak, the 5% peak width definition is equivalent to the 10% valley definition. A common standard is the definition of resolution based upon Δm being Full Width of the peak at Half its Maximum (FWHM) height. | ||

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+ | == Price 1991 == | ||

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+ | From [[Standard Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry : A report from the Committee on Measurements and Standards of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry]]: | ||

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==1997 ASMS Poster== | ==1997 ASMS Poster== |