mass spectrometer

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.M03732
An instrument in which beams of ions are separated (analysed) according to the quotient mass/charge, and in which the ions are measured electrically. This term should also be used when a @S05505@ is employed.
Sources:
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 201 [Terms]
PAC, 1991, 63, 1541. (Recommendations for nomenclature and symbolism for mass spectroscopy (including an appendix of terms used in vacuum technology). (Recommendations 1991)) on page 1545 [Terms] [Paper]
See also:
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167. (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2200 [Terms] [Paper]