Mass Spectrometry Terminology

The Mass Spectrometry Terms and Definitions project was sponsored by the IUPAC Analytical Chemistry Division (Division V) and Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division (Division I) from 2004–2007. Task Group Members were Kermit K. Murray (Chair), Robert K. Boyd, Marcos N. Eberlin, G. John Langley, Liang Li, and Yasuhide Naito. The recommendations were published in 2013.

Kermit Murray at ASMS 2013
ASMS 2013: Final Report on the IUPAC Recommendation on Definitions of Terms Relating To Mass Spectrometry

See the Mass Spectrometry Terms Website for the complete terminology in wiki format.

Pure and Applied Chemistry Cover July 2013

K.K. Murray, R.K. Boyd, M.N. Eberlin, G.J. Langley, L. Li, Y. Naito, Definitions of terms relating to mass spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013), Pure. Appl. Chem. 85 (2013) 1515–1609. doi:10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06.

Mass Spectrometry on Wikipedia

Search for any mass spectrometry topic and the chances are that a Wikipedia page will be one of the first search engine hit. I believe that mass spectrometrists should contribute to Wikipedia to make sure that the publicly available information about our field is accurate. I have edited Wikipedia since 2005 (16,000 edits) and contribute to Wikimedia Commons (images) and Wikisource (books).

Is Wikipedia the Public Face of Mass Spectrometry? 57th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 31th to June 4th 2009
Mass Spectrometry on Wikipedia: Open Source and Peer Review, ASMS 2007

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