mass-to-charge ratio

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mass-to-charge ratio

[¦mas tə ′chärj ‚rā·shō]
(analytical chemistry)
In analysis by mass spectroscopy, the measurement of the sample mass as a ratio to its ionic charge.
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The SYNAPT G2-Si mass spectrometer is the first MS system to elevate CCS alongside retention time and mass to charge ratio (m/z) as a robust, reliable identification parameter in library-based screening.
The suspect sample had a molecular mass to charge ratio of 276, compared with 289 for normal bupivacaine.