relative intensity

In mass spectrometry relative intensity designates the ratio between the intensity of the ion beam for a certain mass and the maximum intensity of the ion beam. Normally this ratio is expressed using the heights of each peak on a spectrum with the highest peak defined as 100. Another method defines the total ion quantity or the ion quantity in a specific region as 100. The peak height method is also called the pattern coefficient while the ion quantity method is called the %? method. With the ion peak intensity terms for ion quantity (abundance), ion peak strength (intensity), peak height (height) and peak surface area (area) are also used.