op massa/lading x

English translation: at a mass/charge ratio of x

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Dutch term or phrase:op massa/lading x
English translation:at a mass/charge ratio of x
Entered by: MoiraB

08:03 Dec 21, 2016
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Science - Science (general) / mass spectroscopy
Dutch term or phrase: op massa/lading x
This describes a procedure for determining total arsenic concentrations in foodstuffs and food supplements. After describing sample preparation:

Arseen werd bepaald via ICP-MS, met toevoeging van O2 als reactiegas, **op massa/lading 91** (75As16O+ ), om de mogelijke invloed van 40Ar35Cl+ interferentie **op massa/lading 75** uit te schakelen.

Not sure of the best phrasing to use here: at a mass/charge ratio of x? I might have considered "with..." but "interference with..." could trip up the unwary reader (mass/charge refers to the molecule - where mass = 75+16=91 for the first one and 70+35=75 for the second, and the charge is +1 for both).
MoiraB
France
Local time: 04:03
at a mass/charge ratio of x
Explanation:
Nothing wrong with your own proposal, IMO.
Abbreviated forms (similar to the Dutch) are also used: at mass charge 91, at a mass/charge of 91, etc.
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Anne Schulz
Germany
Local time: 04:03
Grading comment
Thanks, Anne!
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at a mass/charge ratio of x


Explanation:
Nothing wrong with your own proposal, IMO.
Abbreviated forms (similar to the Dutch) are also used: at mass charge 91, at a mass/charge of 91, etc.


Anne Schulz
Germany
Local time: 04:03
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Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 3
Grading comment
Thanks, Anne!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vissertrans: Seems fine to me too. English is fairly flexible about prepositions. Use one that is unambiguous, in this case "at"
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agree  writeaway: [off-topic: English is fairly flexible about prepositions? That's news to me.]
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