Unit mass resolution

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IUPAC RECOMMENDATIONS 2013
Unit mass resolution
Mass resolution such that it is possible to clearly distinguish a peak corresponding to a singly charged ion from its neighbors 1 u away, usually with no more than 5-10 % overlap.
Note: This term is most frequently used to describe resolution obtained using a Paul ion trap or a transmission quadrupole mass spectrometer.
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C. F. Robinson. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 27, 88 (1956). (http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1715486 )

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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