field desorption


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field desorption

[¦fēld dē′sȯrp·shən]
(solid-state physics)
A technique which tears atoms from a surface by an electric field applied at a sharp dip to produce very well-ordered, clean, plane surfaces of many crystallographic orientations.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The combination El/FI/FD ion source offers both molecular weight information (field ionization and field desorption: Fl and FD) and classical library-searchable (electron ionization: El) mass spectra without having to change ion sources.