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time-of-flight

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Definition of time-of-flight in English:

adjective

Physics
Relating to or denoting techniques and apparatus that depend on the time taken by subatomic particles to traverse a set distance.
Example sentences
  • This time-of-flight technique increases the path length, and thus the resolution, of the flow chamber using a radio frequency field along which the ions oscillate.
  • As further evidence for this fusion reaction, we use a novel time-of-flight technique to demonstrate the delayed coincidence between the outgoing alpha-particle and the neutron.
  • Ions are extracted and accumulated for a short period of time in an ion trap and then injected into a time-of-flight mass spectrometer.

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