daughter ion

in mass spectrometry
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.D01524
An electrically charged product of reaction of a particular parent ion. In general such ions have a direct relationship to a particular precursor ion and indeed may relate to a unique state of the precursor ion. The reaction need not necessarily involve @F02506@. It could, for example, involve a change in the number of charges carried. Thus, all fragment ions are daughter ions, but not all daughter ions are necessarily fragment ions.
Source:
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 [Terms] [Paper]