time-of-flight
adjective Date: 1945 of, relating to, being, or done with an instrument (as a mass spectrometer) that separates particles (as ions) according to the time required for them to traverse a tube of a certain length

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  • time-of-flight — tīm ə(v) .flīt adj of, relating to, being, or done with an instrument (as a mass spectrometer) that separates particles (as ions) according to the time required for them to traverse a tube of a certain length <a time of flight imaging system&G …   Medical dictionary

  • Time-of-Flight — [taɪm ɔf flaɪt; engl. = Flugzeit]: ↑ Flugzeit Massenspektrometer …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Time-of-flight — The time of flight (TOF) describes the method used to measure the time that it takes for a particle, object or stream to reach a detector while traveling over a known distance. In time of flight mass spectrometry, ions are accelerated by an… …   Wikipedia

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  • time-of-flight — ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ adjective : of, relating to, being, or done with an instrument (as a mass spectrometer) that separates particles (as ions) according to the time required for them to traverse a tube of a certain length …   Useful english dictionary

  • time of flight — In artillery, mortar, and naval gunfire support, the time in seconds from the instant a weapon is fired, launched, or released from the delivery vehicle or weapons system to the instant it strikes or detonates …   Military dictionary

  • time-of-flight — noun Used attributively to describe various processes, devices, etc, that use the time an object or light takes to travel a certain distance. See Derived terms …   Wiktionary

  • Time-of-flight mass spectrometry — (TOFMS) is a method of mass spectrometry in which ions are accelerated by an electric field of known strength. [Stephens, W. E., [http://link.aps.org/abstract/PR/v69/p674/s2 A Pulsed Mass Spectrometer with Time Dispersion] Phys. Rev. , 1946, 69 …   Wikipedia

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