Definition of mass spectrograph in English:

mass spectrograph

noun

  • A mass spectrometer in which the particles are detected photographically.

    • ‘When test results of a gasoline sample produce significant variance, the sample is forwarded to an off-site laboratory for a complete mass spectrograph analysis.’
    • ‘Infrared spectra and mass spectrographs of organic compounds are typically very detailed, offering a unique ‘fingerprint’ that can be used to identify the presence of the compound.’
    • ‘Within two decades of inventing the mass spectrograph, he succeeded in identifying 212 of the 281 naturally occurring isotopes of all the elements.’
    • ‘A clear additional line on the photographic plate from the mass spectrograph indicated an enrichment of Pb - 207 that could only mean the occurrence of another uranium-lead decay pathway - the so-called actinium series.’
    • ‘It wasn't until a couple of weeks later that he realized he was part of the project to build an atomic bomb, developing equipment to separate U235 from U238 by mass spectrograph.’

Pronunciation

mass spectrograph

/ˈˌmas ˈspektrəˌɡraf/