quadrupole mass analyser

An arrangement in which ions with a desired quotient mass/charge are made to describe a @S05900@ path under the effect of a static and a high-frequency electric quadrupole field, and are then detected. Ions with a different mass/charge are separated from the detected ions because of their @U06569@ paths.
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 202 [Terms] [Book]
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]