Difference between revisions of "Unified atomic mass unit"

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== ''Proposed New Entry'' ==
== ''Proposed New Entry'' ==
:'''see comment in [[Talk:Atomic Mass Unit|Discussion section]] of this page.'''
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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.
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 name [[Dalton]]. The Dalton is defined as
The dalton already is widely used in bio mass spec.
== External Links ==
== External Links ==

Revision as of 17:26, 12 January 2005