time of flight


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time of flight

The time taken for light to travel a specified distance.

time of flight

[′tīm əv ′flīt]
(mechanics)
Elapsed time in seconds from the instant a projectile or other missile leaves a gun or launcher until the instant it strikes or bursts.
(physics)
The elapsed time from the instant a particle leaves a source to the instant it reaches a detector.
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I have shown that a field-expansion spectrometer with a long drift distance to measure proton time of flight is an attractive approach to measure the electron-neutrino correlation in neutron beta decay.
5, the time of flights for protons that undergo a reversal are much longer than the coincidence time window of approximately 100 [micro]s; therefore, for the selected spectrometer geometry, no reversed protons are detected.
A resonant radio frequency (RF) spin flipper, consisting of a 30 cm diameter by 30 cm long solenoid whose magnetic field amplitude is tailored as a function of time of flight to flip neutron spins of all energies, is located upstream of the target.
Contract notice: Atmospheric Pressure Interface Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (ApiToF/MS).
In time of flight (TOE) mass separation the higher the ion mass the slower it is moving when it reaches the detector (for a fixed acceleration voltage).
Contract notice: Ion mobility quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry for metabolomic studies.
Prior Information Notice: Kvalab - "ion mobility quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry ion mobility" for metabolomic studies.