Describe how the electric field and magnetic field in mass spectrometer works.
I don't understand it, can someone help me please?
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- 05-10-2016 19:46
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- 07-10-2016 21:03
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- 07-10-2016 21:08
Electric field produces a force on a charged particle, so does a magnetic field. These fields are aligned in a way that makes the forces act in opposite directions. These forces depend on the velocity of the particle, so if you want particles with only a certain velocity, you put a slit that particles only go through if they travel in a straight line. If they are too fast/slow then either the electric/magnetic force is greater, meaning there is a resultant force, so it doesn't travel in a straight line.