Definition of S/N Ratio

Definition of S/N Ratio

The signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio is often used as a yard-stick to measure the sensitivity of a GC/MS instrument. The S/N ratio will be described here. Note that practical detection limit is very difficult to estimate in general, because the limit depends on many factors: compounds, matrices of the samples, and so on.

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