Difference between revisions of "Unified atomic mass unit"

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Non-SI [[Wikipedia:physical unit|unit]] of mass, defined as 1/12 of the mass of the carbon-12 atom in its ground state.
 
Non-SI [[Wikipedia:physical unit|unit]] of mass, defined as 1/12 of the mass of the carbon-12 atom in its ground state.
The '''unified atomic mass unit''' has the symbol '''u''' and is not widely used in mass spectrometry, partly because of the clumsy name "unified atomic mass unit" which gets even worse when used with a [[Wikipedia:SI prefix|SI prefix]], e.g. "kilo unified atomic mass unit".
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The name '''unified atomic mass unit''' and its symbol '''u''' are not widely used in mass spectrometry, partly because of the clumsy name "unified atomic mass unit" which gets even worse when used with a [[Wikipedia:SI prefix|SI prefix]], e.g. "kilo unified atomic mass unit".
Therefore it is recomendet to use the supplementary term [[Dalton]]. The Dalton is defined as
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Therefore it is recomendet to use the supplementary name [[Dalton]]. The Dalton is defined as
  
  

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