High-performance ICP-MS Patented technology and ingenious solutions

  • Sensitive
  • Fast
  • Cost-efficient

Uniquely cost-efficient − Eco Plasma

For a wide range of sample matrices from wastewater to organic solvents, the Eco Plasma of the PlasmaQuant MS series offers extremely reliable performance at greatly reduced operating costs. The specially developed plasma system enables ICP-MS operation with less than 12 l/min total argon gas with exceptional matrix tolerance, low oxide formation (<2 % CeO+/Ce+), and low formation of doubly charged ions (<3 % Ba++/Ba+). Plasma power from 300 to 1600 W guarantees optimum plasma conditions for every application.

  • Robust plasma power
  • Lowest operating costs

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Reliably on the mark – effective elimination of spectral interferences using iCRC

The unique interference management system with the integrated Collision Reaction Cell (iCRC) allows for the fast, simple and effective elimination of spectral interference in ICP-MS analysis by using the collision and reaction gases helium (He) and hydrogen (H2). Both gases can be added depending on the matrix and greatly improve accuracy. The BOOST technology maintains the sensitivity in gas mode, allowing undisturbed analytes to be measured in gas mode without reducing their detection limits.

  • Reliable results through the efficient elimination of spectral interferences
  • High productivity due to the fast switching between gases and BOOST technology
  • Excellent long-term stability for complex matrices

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Unparalleled sensitivity and throughput – ReflexION

The market-leading sensitivity provided by the PlasmaQuant MS instruments guarantees the best detection limits and allows for a significant reduction of the measuring time, all without compromising precision and reproducibility. This is achieved by ReflexION, a patented ion optics system with true 90-degree reflection and 3D-controlled focusing of the ion beam. The ReflexION reflects the ion beam by generating a parabolic electrostatic field. Analyte ions of different sizes and energy are focused on the quadrupole. This ensures a maximum signal for all analyte ions across the entire mass range. Photons, neutrals, and particles pass through the electrostatic field and are removed by the vacuum system.

  • High sensitivity due to reflection and focusing of the ion beam on the quadrupole input
  • Simple optimization through complete 3D control of the ion beam
  • Low background as photons and neutral particles are not reflected

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Efficient and versatile – HD Quadrupole

The PlasmaQuant MS is able to quantify all known stable isotopes with its mass coverage of 3 to 260 amu. The HD quadrupole system with a true 3 MHz quadrupole provides outstanding mass separation and superior abundance sensitivity of 2.3x10-8 for m-1 238U with a minimum residence time of 50 µs and a scan speed of 5115 amu/sec. It offers optimal performance for isotope analysis as well as for laser ablation and single particle analysis.

  • Powerful isotope analysis due to a market-leading level of mass seperation
  • Detection of particles >10 nm in diameter due to ultra-rapid scanning speeds
  • Best detection limits due to a low background noise of <1 count/sec

Flexible and precise – all-digital detection

The AD Detection, all-digital detection, system provides 11 orders of analytical range (0.1–1010 cps) in pulse-counting mode only. This enables a fast and accurate multi-element analysis from ultra-trace to high concentrations in a single measurement and ensures exceptional detector lifetime.

  • True wide-range multi-element analysis – 11 orders of analytical range
  • Fast stand-by readiness for measurement and simple application – no cross-calibration
  • Outstanding detector lifetime

Nitrox: Improved analytical performance in petrochemical applications or for the determination of As and Se

The Nitrox is a fully automatic, mass flow controlled accessory that allows for the online addition of N2 or O2 to the auxiliary plasma gases. Nitrogen is a commonly used gas for improving ICP-MS performance through improved ionization of analytes in plasma, as well as the reduction of polyatomic interferences and matrix effects. The addition of oxygen allows direct analysis of organic solvents, significantly reducing the sample preparation time.

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Aerosol Dilution: Efficient analysis of high TDS samples

Aerosol dilution is a simple method of measuring samples with high concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS) on the ICP-MS without the need for complex sample dilution. Analytik Jena's Aerosol Dilution enables direct analysis of samples with high TDS values, such as seawater.

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