in mass spectrometry
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This occurs when an ion/atom or ion/molecule reaction takes place in which the charge on the ion is transferred to the neutral species without any @D01801@ of either. Synonymous with charge-transfer @I03183@.
Source:
PAC, 1991, 63, 1541. (Recommendations for nomenclature and symbolism for mass spectroscopy (including an appendix of terms used in vacuum technology). (Recommendations 1991)) on page 1547 [Terms] [Paper]