APCI - atmospheric pressure chemical ionization ion source

APCI/PI - combination atmospheric pressure chemical ionization/photo-ionization ion source

B - magnetic sector mass analyzers, includes all configurations: BE, BEBE, etc.

CE/MS - capillary electrophoresis (electrospray)/mass spectrometry

CFF - continuous flow FAB

CI - chemical ionizationsource

CTS - corona discharge thermospray ion source

D - discharge thermospray

DP - desorption probe

EI - electron ionization source

ES - electrospray ion source

ES/APCI - combination electrospray/APCI ion source

F - filament thermospray

FAB - fast atom bombardment

FT - fourier transform mass analyzers

GC - gas chromatography

GC/MS - gas chromatography/mass spectrometry

ICP - inductively coupled plasma ion source

IS - IonSprayTM, TurboIonSprayTM or pneumatically assisted electrospray

IT - ion trap mass analyzers (3-dimensional ion trap)

LC - liquid chromatography

LT - linear ion trap (2-dimensional trap)

MALDI - matrix assisted laser desorption ionization

MS - mass spectrometry

MS/MS - tandem mass spectrometry; mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry

na - not available

NS - nanospray (electrospray)ion source

PB - particle beam LC/MS

PPB - pneumatic nebulization particle beam interface

PI - photoionization ion source

Q - quadrupole mass analyzers

QQQ - triple quadrupole mass analyzers

SP - solids probe

TES - thermally assisted electrospray

TOF - time-of-flight mass analyzers

TPB - thermal nebulization particle beam

TS - thermospray LC/MS

UPB - ultrasonically nebulization particle beam interface

US - Ultraspray, ultrasonically assisted electrospray ion source