adiabatic ionization

in mass spectrometry
A process whereby an electron is either removed from or added to an atom or molecule producing an ion in its @G02704@.
PAC, 1991, 63, 1541. (Recommendations for nomenclature and symbolism for mass spectroscopy (including an appendix of terms used in vacuum technology). (Recommendations 1991)) on page 1547 [Terms] [Paper]