double-focusing mass spectrometer
An instrument which uses both direction and velocity focusing, and therefore an ion beam of a given mass/charge is brought to a focus when the ion beam is initially diverging and contains ions of the same mass and charge with different translational energies. The ion beam is measured electrically.
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 201 (
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 1545 (