mass spectrograph


noun Physics.

a mass spectroscope for recording a mass spectrum on a photographic plate.

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Origin of mass spectrograph

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for mass spectrograph

mass spectrograph

noun

a mass spectrometer that produces a photographic record of the mass spectrum
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Cultural definitions for mass spectrograph

mass spectrograph

A device that uses electrical or magnetic fields to determine the masses of atoms or molecules in a sample. A beam of ions is passed through the electrical or magnetic field. The field deflects the ions at different angles depending on their masses, thereby breaking the beam into separate, identifiable bands.

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