List of mass spectrometry acronyms

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This is a compilation of initialisms and acronyms commonly used in mass spectrometry. [1][2]

A[edit]

  • AE – Appearance energy
  • AMS – Accelerator mass spectrometry
  • AMU – Atomic mass unit
  • AP – Appearance potential
  • AP MALDI – Atmospheric pressure matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization
  • APCI – Atmospheric pressure chemical ionization
  • API – Atmospheric pressure ionization
  • APPI – Atmospheric pressure photoionization
  • ASAP - Atmospheric Sample Analysis Probe
  • ASMS – American Society for Mass Spectrometry

B[edit]

  • BP – Base peak
  • BIRD – Blackbody infrared radiative dissociation[3]

C[edit]

  • CRF – Charge remote fragmentation
  • CSR – Charge stripping reaction
  • CI – Chemical ionization
  • CA – Collisional activation
  • CAD – Collisionally activated dissociation
  • CID – Collision-induced dissociation
  • CRM – Consecutive reaction monitoring
  • CF-FAB – Continuous flow fast atom bombardment
  • CRIMS - Chemical Reaction Interface Mass Spectrometry[4]

D[edit]

  • DE – Delayed extraction
  • DADI – Direct analysis of daughter ions
  • DAPPI – Desorption atmospheric pressure photoionization
  • DEP – Direct exposure probe
  • DESI – Desorption electrospray ionization
  • DIOS – Desorption ionization on silicon[5]
  • DIP – direct insertion probe
  • DART – Direct analysis in real time
  • DLI – Direct liquid introduction

E[edit]

  • EA – Electron affinity
  • ECD – Electron-capture dissociation
  • ECI – Electron capture ionization
  • EDD – Electron-detachment dissociation
  • EI – Electron ionization (or electron impact)
  • EJMS – European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
  • ESA – Electrostatic energy analyzer
  • ETD – Electron-transfer dissociation
  • eV – Electronvolt

F[edit]

  • FAIMS – High-field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry
  • FAB – Fast atom bombardment
  • FIB – Fast ion bombardment
  • FD – Field desorption
  • FFR – Field-free region
  • FI – Field ionization
  • FT-ICR MS – Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer
  • FTMS – Fourier transform mass spectrometer

G[edit]

  • GDMS – Glow discharge mass spectrometry

H[edit]

  • HDX – Hydrogen/deuterium exchange
  • HCD – Higher-energy C-trap dissociation

I[edit]

  • ICAT – Isotope-coded affinity tag
  • ICP – Inductively coupled plasma
  • ICRMS – Ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer
  • IDMS – Isotope dilution mass spectrometry
  • IJMS – International Journal of Mass Spectrometry
  • IRMPD – Infrared multiphoton dissociation
  • IKES – Ion kinetic energy spectrometry
  • IMS – Ion mobility spectrometry
  • IMSC – International Mass Spectrometry Conference
  • IMSF – International Mass Spectrometry Foundation
  • IRMS – Isotope ratio mass spectrometry
  • IT – Ion trap
  • ITMS – Ion trap mass spectrometry
  • ITMS – Ion trap mobility spectrometry
  • iTRAQ – isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantitation

J[edit]

  • JASMS – Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
  • JEOL – Japan Electro-Optics Laboratory
  • JMS – Journal of Mass Spectrometry

K[edit]

  • KER – Kinetic energy release
  • KERD – Kinetic energy release distribution

L[edit]

  • LD – Laser desorption
  • LDI – Laser desorption ionization
  • LI – Laser ionization
  • LMMS – Laser microprobe mass spectrometry
  • LIT – Linear ion trap
  • LSI – Liquid secondary ionization
  • LSII - Laserspray ionization inlet

M[edit]

  • MIKES – Mass-analyzed ion kinetic energy spectrometry
  • MS – Mass spectrometer
  • MS – Mass spectrometry
  • MS/MS – Mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry, i.e. tandem mass spectrometry
  • MALDI – Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization
  • MAII - Matrix Assisted Ionization Inlet
  • MAIV - Matrix Assisted Ionization Vacuum
  • MIMS – Membrane introduction mass spectrometry, membrane inlet mass spectrometry, membrane interface mass spectrometry
  • MCP – Microchannel plate
  • MSn – Multiple stage mass spectrometry
  • MCP – Microchannel plate
  • MPI – Multiphoton ionization
  • MRM – Multiple reaction monitoring

N[edit]

  • NETD – Negative electron-transfer dissociation
  • NICI – Negative ion chemical ionization
  • NRMS – Neutralization reionization mass spectrometry

O[edit]

  • OMS – Organic Mass Spectrometry (Journal)

P[edit]

  • PDI – Plasma desorption/ionization
  • PDMS – Plasma desorption mass spectrometry
  • PAD – Post-acceleration detector
  • PSD – Post-source decay
  • PyMS – Pyrolysis mass spectrometry

Q[edit]

  • QUISTOR – Quadrupole ion storage trap
  • QIT – Quadrupole ion trap
  • QMS – Quadrupole mass spectrometer

R[edit]

  • RCM – Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
  • REMPI – Resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization
  • RGA – Residual gas analyzer
  • RI – Resonance ionization

S[edit]

  • SAII - Solvent Assisted Ionization Inlet
  • SELDI – Surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization
  • SHRIMP – Sensitive high resolution ion microprobe
  • SIFT – Selected ion flow tube
  • SILAC – Stable isotope labelling by amino acids in cell culture
  • SIM – Selected ion monitoring
  • SIR – Selected ion recording
  • SNMS – Secondary neutral mass spectrometry
  • SRM – Selected reaction monitoring
  • SWIFT – Stored waveform inverse Fourier transform
  • SID – Surface-induced dissociation
  • SIR – Surface-induced reaction
  • SI – Surface ionization
  • SORI – Sustained off-resonance irradiation

T[edit]

  • TI – Thermal ionization
  • TIC – Total ion current
  • TICC – Total ion current chromatogram
  • TLF – Time-lag focusing
  • TMT – Tandem mass tags
  • TOF-MS – Time-of-flight mass spectrometer

V[edit]

  • VG – Vacuum Generators (company)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Busch, Kenneth L. (February 2002). "SAMS:Speaking with Acronyms in Mass Spectrometry" (PDF). Spectroscopy 17 (2). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  2. ^ "Acronyms in Mass Spectrometry". Spectroscopy. May 1, 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  3. ^ Dunbar, Robert C. (2004). "BIRD (blackbody infrared radiative dissociation): Evolution, principles, and applications". Mass Spectrometry Reviews 23 (2): 127–58. doi:10.1002/mas.10074. PMID 14732935. 
  4. ^ Abramson, Fred P. (1994). "CRIMS: Chemical reaction interface mass spectrometry". Mass Spectrometry Reviews 13 (4): 341. doi:10.1002/mas.1280130403. 
  5. ^ Buriak, Jillian M.; Wei, Jing; Siuzdak, Gary (1999). "Desorption–ionization mass spectrometry on porous silicon". Nature 399 (6733): 243–6. doi:10.1038/20400. PMID 10353246. 

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