Difference between revisions of "Resolving power (in mass spectrometry)"

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The IUPAC definition of resolution in mass spectrometry expresses this value as m/?m, where m is the mass of the ion of interest and ?
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The IUPAC definition of resolution in mass spectrometry expresses this value as m/Δm, where m is the mass of the ion of interest and Δ
  
Alternative definitions for resolution and resolving power in mass spectrometry have been proposed [http://mass-spec.lsu.edu/msterms/index.php/Mass_Spec_Desk_Reference][http://goo.gl/4kP05]. It has been suggested that resolution be given by ?m and resolving power by m/?m; however, these definitions are not widely used.
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Alternative definitions for resolution and resolving power in mass spectrometry have been proposed [http://mass-spec.lsu.edu/msterms/index.php/Mass_Spec_Desk_Reference][http://goo.gl/4kP05]. It has been suggested that resolution be given by Δm and resolving power by m/Δm; however, these definitions are not widely used.
  
 
The majority of the mass spectrometry community uses resolution as defined by IUPAC. The term resolving power is not widely used as a synonym for resolution. In this document, the IUPAC definition of resolution in mass spectrometry remains in place. The definition of resolving power has been adapted from the current IUPAC definition of mass resolving power.
 
The majority of the mass spectrometry community uses resolution as defined by IUPAC. The term resolving power is not widely used as a synonym for resolution. In this document, the IUPAC definition of resolution in mass spectrometry remains in place. The definition of resolving power has been adapted from the current IUPAC definition of mass resolving power.

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