in mass spectrometry
An ion formed by interaction of two species, usually an ion and a molecule, and often
within the ion source, to form an ion containing all the constituent
atoms of one species as well as an additional atom or atoms.
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 1549