MS Quiz January 2020 Q2 - Answer
In this case, how long does it take for the molecule to travel between the ion source and the detector?
d) One wave period of the highest sound a human ear can hear (50 microseconds)
More precisely, 40.2 microseconds
You might be thinking, that’s much faster than expected, or perhaps that it’s slow for one molecule.
Either way, for accurate measurement of molecular flight times, a high-speed electrical circuit and precise product engineering are required.
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