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Methods of mass measurement

  1. Nov 24, 2006 #1
    Is mass spectrometry the only technique used to measure the mass of charged particles? In other words is it possible to measure the mass directly or is the measurement of mass-to-charge ratio the only way to get the mass?

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2006
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  3. Nov 25, 2006 #2

    Meir Achuz

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    I think the most accurate mesurement of the mass of the muon is by accurate measurement of the energy levels of muonic atoms (a mu bound to a proton). The binding energy is proportional to the mass.
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