laser ionization

in mass spectrometry
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Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 204 [Terms] [Book]
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 1548 [Terms] [Paper]