mass-to-charge ratio

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mass-to-charge ratio

A physical parameter widely used in electron microscopy, nuclear physics and mass spectrometry to quantify particles and their effect on the system.
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Nucleic acids are made up of four different base molecules, each with a different mass to charge ratio.
The difference in speed effectively separates ions of different mass to charge ratios into distinct groups, where they can be identified and analyzed.