ion cyclotron resonance (ICR) mass spectrometer (ICR)
A high-frequency mass spectrometer in which the ions to be detected, with a selected value of the quotient mass/charge, absorb maximum energy through the effect of a high-frequency electric field and a constant magnetic field perpendicular to the electric field. Maximum energy is gained by the ions which satisfy the cyclotron resonance condition and as a result they are separated from ions of different mass/charge.
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 202 (
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 (