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An apparatus for measuring the masses of isotopes, molecules, and molecular fragments by ionizing them and determining their trajectories in electric and magnetic fields.
- ‘The gas chromatograph separates the substances present, and then each substance is broken into molecular fragments by the mass spectrometer.’
- ‘An onboard mass spectrometer will then measure the levels of the different isotopes given off at each stage of the baking process.’
- ‘The emitted isotopes are focussed through a mass spectrometer and measured.’
- ‘Time-of-flight mass spectrometers measure the time it takes for each ion to reach the detector because heavier ions travel more slowly than lighter ions.’
- ‘It may even carry an instrument like a mass spectrometer to measure material ejected from impact.’
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