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IUPAC - electric sector (E01938)

electric sector

in mass spectrometry
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.E01938
An arrangement of two conducting sheets forming a capactor and giving a radial electrostatic field which is used to deflect and focus ion beams of different energies. The capacitor may, for example, be cylindrical, spherical or toroidal.
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 1544 [Terms] [Paper]