University of Warwick crest Dr. Mark P. Barrow: Research in mass spectrometry

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  • API: atmospheric pressure ionization
  • APCI: atmospheric pressure chemical ionization
  • APPI: atmospheric pressure photoionization
  • B: a magnetic sector, comes from use of letter B to denote magnetic field vector
  • BIRD: blackbody infrared dissociation
  • CAD: collision-activated dissociation (see CID)
  • CCD: charge coupled device
  • CI: chemical ionization
  • CID: collision-induced dissociation (see CAD)
  • Da: Dalton, the unit of atomic mass
  • DCI: desorption chemical ionization
  • E: an electrostatic sector, comes from use of letter E to denote electric field vector
  • EA: electron affinity
  • EI: electron ionization (also formerly known as "electron impact")
  • ESA: electrostatic analyzer (also see "E")
  • ESI: electrospray ionization
  • FAB: fast atom bombardment
  • FD: field desorption
  • FFR: field free region
  • FI: field ionization
  • FT: Fourier transform
  • FT-ICR: Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance
  • FT-MS: Fourier transform mass spectrometry
  • FWHM: full width at half maximum (height), often associated with resolution
  • GC: gas chromatography
  • HPLC: high performance liquid chromatrography
  • ICP: inductively coupled plasma
  • IE: ionization energy
  • IR: infrared
  • IRMPD: infrared multiphoton photodissociation
  • LC: liquid chromatography
  • LDI: laser desorption/ionization
  • LSIMS: liquid secondary ion mass spectrometry
  • MALDI: matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization
  • MCP: microchannel plate
  • MECA: multiple excitation collision-activation
  • MIKE: mass-analyzed ion kinetic energy
  • MS: mass spectrometry/mass spectrometer
  • PAD: post acceleration detector
  • PDMS: plasma desorption mass spectrometry
  • PSD: post source decay
  • Q: a quadrupole sector
  • ref: reflectron
  • RF: radio frequency
  • SFC: supercritical fluid chromatography
  • SID: surface-induced dissociation
  • SIMS: secondary ion mass spectrometry
  • SORI: sustained off-resonance irradiation
  • SWIFT: stored waveform inverse Fourier transform
  • Th: Thomson, unit of m/z
  • TIC: total ion count
  • TLC: thin layer chromatography
  • ToF: time-of-flight
  • TS: thermospray
  • UVPD: ultraviolet photodissociation
  • VLE: very low-energy