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Mass Spectroscopy related Acronyms (click the links for a more detailed description):

These acronyms and many other Mass Spectroscopic terms are defined in 'The Little Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry' at the University of Heidelberg. This is great!

  • API  Atmospheric Pressure Ionization
  • MS  Mass Spectrometry or Mass Spectrum
  • CI  Chemical Ionization
  • EI  Electron Ionization 
  • ESI  ElectroSpray Ionization 
  • FAB  Fast Atom Bombardment (occasionally refered to as SIMS or Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry)
  • FD  Field Desorption
  • FI  Field Ionization
  • FT-MS  Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry
  • GC-MS  Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
  • HR-MS  High Resolution Mass Spectrometry
  • IRMPD  InfraRed Multi-Photon Dissociation
  • LC-MS  Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
  • LSIMS  Liquid Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (synonymous with FAB)
  • MALDI  Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization
  • NRMS  Neutralization-Reionization Mass Spectrometry
  • REMPI  Resonance Enhanced Multi-Photon Ionization
  • SORI-CAD  Sustained Off-Resonance Irradiation-Collisionally Activated Dissociation
  • TOF-MS Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry