electrohydrodynamic ionization mass spectroscopy

electrohydrodynamic ionization mass spectroscopy

[i¦lek·trō¦hī·drō·dī′nam·ik ‚ī·ə·nə′zā·shən ¦mas spek′träs·kə·pē]
(spectroscopy)
A technique for analysis of nonvolatile molecules in which the nonvolatile material is dissolved in a volatile solvent with a high dielectric constant such as glycerol, and high electric-field gradients at the surface of droplets of the liquid solution induce ion emission.