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

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  • 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

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  • Time-of-flight-Massenspektrometer — Flugzeitmassenspektrometer (ESI TOF). Flugzeitmassenspektrometer (engl. Time of flight mass spectrometer) sind eine Unterklasse der Massenspektrometer. Sie werden oft als TOFMS, TOF MS oder nur TOF bezeichnet. Funktionsweise Im TOFMS findet die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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