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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Ascertainment and identification are done by measurement of mass to charge ratio and abundance of gas phase ions within the sample.
The RF voltage on the trap electrodes is ramped, causing ions to eject according to their mass to charge ratio.
The suspect sample had a molecular mass to charge ratio of 276, compared with 289 for normal bupivacaine.