mass analysis

in mass spectrometry
A process by which a mixture of ionic or neutral species is identified according to the mass-to-charge (\(\frac{m}{z}\)) ratios (ions) or their aggregate atomic masses (neutrals). The analysis may be qualitative and/or quantitative.
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]