From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Mass spectrometry (MS) is an analytical technique that measures the mass-to-charge ratio of charged particles. It is used for determining masses of particles, for determining the elemental composition of a sample or molecule, and for elucidating the chemical structures of molecules, such as peptides and other chemical compounds. MS works by ionizing chemical compounds to generate charged molecules or molecule fragments and measuring their mass-to-charge ratios.
- Mass spectrometry software
- Helium mass spectrometer
- Mass spectrometry imaging
- Dumas method of molecular weight determination