Mass spectrometry


Mass spectrometry is the analytical technique that makes use of the measurements performed at gas-phase ions and the ratio mass-to-charge.

Alternative labels

analysis using spectrometry
typology of mass spectrometry
analytical spectrometry
mass spectrometry types
types of mass spectrometry

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Mass spectrometry is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Mass spectrometry is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Chemistry technician: Chemistry technicians monitor chemical processes and conduct tests to analyse chemical substances for manufacturing or scientific purposes. They work in laboratories or production facilities where they assist chemists in their work. Chemistry technicians perform laboratory activities, test chemical substances, analyse data and report about their work.
Chromatographer: Chromatographers apply the corresponding chromatography techniques (such as gas, liquid or ion exchange techniques) to identify and analyse samples’ chemical compounds. They calibrate and maintain the chromatography machinery and prepare the equipment and solutions. Chromatographers may also develop and apply new chromatography methods according to samples and chemical compounds that need to be analysed.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022